Reviewers Wanted for European Union Grant Proposals
At the beginning of 2014, the European Union (EU) launched a new 7-year funding program, Horizon 2020 (see this Physics Today article). There is a continuous need for experts to review funding proposals, including astronomers and physicists. If you are interested, please register through the Experts area on the Horizon 2020 Participant Portal.
Reviewers receive a fee for days spent reviewing, both at home and at committee meetings in Brussels, and are reimbursed for travel costs. Being an expert evaluator also is a great way to find out what makes a successful proposal. Experts of any nationality and working anywhere in the world are welcome.
In addition, participation in EU-funded projects is open to researchers from all over the world, though participants from industrialized countries outside the EU are not automatically eligible to receive EU funding. For more information, see the Horizon 2020 page on international cooperation.