How to apply
The Grants Review and Awards Committee GRAC (independent body that oversees the application process) reviews the LOIs and assigns a numeric score to each.
The LOIs are then ranked by score to determine which applicants will move forward in the application process and be asked to submit a Full Proposal.
Applications for the Fellowship/Training Award and the Research Award are reviewed on the following criteria:
Fellowship/Training Award: Suitability of the applicant and the rationale for the clinical program being pursued
Research Award: Scientific merit of the hypothesis and experimental approach and its relevance to the ophthalmology/research community
Fellowship/Training Award: Design and rationale of the proposed research project and planned related training activities outside of normal clinical duties
Research Award: Novelty of the study design, methodology and objectives
Fellowship/Training Award: Commitment of the applicant to a career in retinal ophthalmology
Research Award: Impact on future clinical or scientific understanding of retinal disorders
Fellowship/Training Award: Quality of the research environment, including the institution where the fellowship/training project will be conducted and suitability of the mentor to the area of study
Research Award: Quality of the research environment
As award decisions are taken by the independent GRAC, and are based on an applicant’s merit and eligibility, all decisions are final and not subject to appeal. Applicants who have constructive suggestions about the review of their applications, or the process in general, are encouraged to contact us.