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Application Timeline

Due to the disruptions faced throughout 2020, the dates for the 2021 cycle will be announced shortly

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.

Review criteria

Applications for the Fellowship/Training Award and the Research Award are reviewed on the following criteria:

Merit

Merit

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

Innovation

Innovation

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

Impact

Impact

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

Environment

Environment

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.