To ensure the money is allocated to the best research projects, the Foundation has created a Science Committee that analyses and retains projects submitted under tender. This peer committee previously worked in collaboration with the FRSQ research network. The Science Committee analyses and selects the most innovative and promising projects and makes its recommendations to the board of directors. Here are some of the main criteria considered for project selection:
- quality of methods proposed by the researchers
- evaluation of success potential
- quality of supervision of the human and material resources in the research environment
- it must be a booming project
For the year 2012-2013:
Following the invitation to tender sent out in last September and October, the Eye Disease Foundation awarded a 20 000$ grant to Dre Solange Landreville, associated teacher at the ophthalmology department in Laval University. This grant will allow her to begin her research works on ocular melanoma at the CHA research center. Congratulations !