20 September 2019
Awards cycle opens
01 February 2019
Letter of Intent (LOI) submission deadline
Grants Review and Awards
Committee (GRAC) reviews LOIs
Applicants informed of decision
and Full Proposal forms distributed
Applicants develop Full Proposals
15 May 2019
Full Proposal submission deadline
GRAC reviews Full Proposals
Applicants notified of the GRAC decisions
How to apply
- Step 1
- Step 2
- Step 3
Complete the Letter of Intent (LOI)
Forms can be downloaded from the GOAP website at any time of the year.
Selected applicants will receive an application form by email.
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 Award and the Research Award are judged on the following criteria:
Fellowship 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 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 Award: Commitment of the applicant to a career in retinal ophthalmology
Research Award: Impact on future clinical or scientific understanding of retinal disorders
Fellowship Award: Quality of the research environment, including the institution where the fellowship 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.