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Review Process and Evaluation

How will my application be evaluated?

All scholarship awards (except the Residency Scholarship) will be made on a competitive basis. Applications will be peer-reviewed and ranked by the Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine Research Advisory Committee, independent of input from the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.

Applications for the Residency and Undergraduate Scholarships will be reviewed by a committee comprising of members from the Residency Training Committee and the Research Committee of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.

The Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine Research Advisory Committee will evaluate each application with the goal of enabling capable students to have maximum involvement in research that will be conducted in a productive and supportive environment. Criteria for evaluation will include, but is not limited to:

  • quality of the proposed research (scope of the research experience and its intellectual components)
  • potential contributions of the fellow/student to the research. The awards are not meant to support a technical position.
  • quality of the research environment (e.g., research and supervisory track record of the proposed supervisor, availability of research funding, etc.)
  • quality of the fellow/student (research experience, skills, compatibility with the proposed research)