Reviewer Information

Thank you for your interest in serving as a reviewer for the BEST Teacher Grant Program, please review the information below to learn more.


As a reviewer, you will be invited to review between four and eight grant applications from BEST Teacher Grant applicants in your region. You will use the BEST Teacher Grant Rubric to determine a score for each grant application. Each review should take 10-20 minutes to complete, and each application will be assessed by three reviewers. Scores and comments from each reviewer will be factored into the final decision.

Please familiarize yourself with the application review rubric and grant guidelines before conducting your review. The rubric is embedded here for your reference. 

Please note that all applicants have access to the rubric as a resource while writing their applications.

BE3ST Teacher Grant Rubric.pdf

Review Period:

The review period for the 2023-24 grant cycle is November 6 - November 22, 2023.

Review Software

The BEST Teacher Grant Program uses online software to simplify our Grant Application process. You can access the reviewer portal at A member of the BEST Teacher Grants team will create an account for you, and you will receive an email with your username and password. This software will:

Reviewer Information Session

The BEST Teacher Grant Program will host a reviewer information session on Monday, November 6, 2023. You can view a previously recorded reviewer session below.

Inquiry-Based Learning

The BEST Teacher Grant Program seeks proposals for inquiry-based learning experiences, including project-based and place-based opportunities. You can find our definitions for these terms here.

State Science Standards

If you are unfamiliar with any of the state science standards listed in an application that you are reviewing and would like to learn more, you can visit this page for more information.


For more information, please take a look at our website. If you have any questions about becoming a BEST reviewer, or require support in your role, please contact