Continuation Funding and Selection Process/Criteria

Continuing a project?

If projects require more time than originally planned, continuation applications may be submitted.  Continuation applications normally do not make substantial changes to the project aims or approaches.   (Projects that build on previous projects, but add on to the aims or extend the work in other ways, may also be submitted.  In these cases, the application should note links to previous work where relevant, but applications are not considered “continuations” of the previous project.)

Continuation applications should be very clear about the reasons that a continuation is needed. The committee generally does not view it as appropriate to fund continuations where there are not compelling reasons for extending the project timeframe beyond the project originally proposed.

When submitting the original application with revisions, you will be asked the following questions on the cover page:

Minimally you have to ask for 25%, but the committee likes to see 50%+.

Additional considerations apply in the case of applications to continue research previous funded by the Medical Scholars program.

Continuation proposals also require an updated letter of support from the mentor, which comments on the student’s performance and whether s/he has been meeting the aim, timeline, and objectives previously agreed upon.

Copies of all proposals received by the quarterly deadline are distributed to each member of the Research Review Committee that best fits the research topic. Committee members read the proposals, contribute to the discussion, and rank the proposal. The Chairs of the research review committees meet as a Steering committee to make the final decision on the allocation of funds.


Criteria used to rank the proposals are specific to the discipline and include:



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