The NIDCR Special Grants Review Committee (SGRC) is governed by the provisions of Public Law 92-463, as amended, which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees.
The NIDCR Special Grants Review Committee was established to provide scientific merit review of applications for support of fellowship, career development and training programs, and applications submitted to the NIDCR Small Grant Program. The SGRC advises the Institute on general policy and procedures as related to these grant programs. The committee considers and reviews long-range planning and broad program objectives as well as the progress of ongoing special programs.
The committee consists of twenty members including the Chair. The members and Chair are selected by the NIH Director from authorities knowledgeable in the fields of dental, medical and fundamental sciences, as well as academic and public administration. Members are invited to serve four-year terms.
SGRC meetings are normally held three times a year at the call of the Chair, with the advance approval of a Government official who also approves the agenda.