The European Science Foundation recently released the European Peer Review Guide, an outline of principles and practices for the peer review of funding proposals. Although this guide is meant for European organizations that provide funding opportunities, the content is also useful to scientists who are looking for grants from these organizations. The guide provides researchers with insight about what grants to pursue and by what criteria the proposals will be judged.
The Guide also provides helpful information for individuals who are interested in becoming involved in the peer review process.
The European Peer Review Guide is available online at: http://www.esf.org/index.php?eID=tx_nawsecuredl&u=0&file=fileadmin/be_user/publications/European_Peer_Review_Guide.pdf&t=1305643011&hash=e973d3168763ab4a8b33c603e0d8f276