Application Process and Deadlines

April 1, 2022 at 4:00 pm (Atlantic Standard Time): The deadline for  new and renewal applications for Research Fellowship, PhD Vision Science, MSc Vision Science MSc Clinical Vision Science and Concurent Masters/Ophthalmology Residency.

February 18, 2022 at 4 p.m. (Atlantic Standard Time): The deadline for Undergraduate Studentship Applications.


Effective October 2019, we have updated the requirements for renewal applications. Please make careful note of the following requirements in order for submit a complete application:

All applications (both new and renewal) should include the following:

  1. Application Checklist
  2. Completed Common Application Form [pdf 206kb]
  3. Research Proposal
  4. Lay Summary
  5. Copy of academic transcripts
  6. Letter of support from proposed supervisor submitted directly from the referee to the Research Manager at
  7. Supervisor CV: CIHR Project Biosketch Common CV format
  8. Applicant CV
    • Fellowship Applicants: CIHR Project Biosketch Common CV format
    • PhD, Masters, and Undergrad Applicants: 2-page maximum CV

Renewal applications must also include:

  1. Research Progress Report

Fellowship applications must also include:

  1. Letter from applicant describing his/her expectations of what will be gained through this training experience and how this training will support and encourage his/her expected contributions to ongoing research undertaken in the Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University.
  2. One additional letter of reference. This must be a confidential letter submitted directly from the referee to the Research Manager electronically at

Application Submission

  1. Please submit one PDF copy of the complete application to the Research Manager at by 4:00 pm (AST) on the deadline date that corresponds to your application.


If you have any additional questions about the application and selection processes, please contact Laurie Ketch at
Written requests may be sent to:

Laurie Ketch
Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Science
QEII Health Sciences Centre
2-009 West Victoria Building
1276 South Park Street
Halifax, NS  B3H 2Y9