The application process will reopen in early 2020. Please check back regularly for updates.

Important Note:

  1. Please go through the corresponding application guide below carefully. It provides important information about the application.  You should have as much information ready for input as possible before you begin filling out the form.

  2. Save and continue. Both forms have incorporated a “save and continue” feature located at the bottom of each step, allowing you to save the information you have inputted up to that point and continue at a later time. Once you have clicked that link, the information will be saved and you will be redirected to a page with a link given on the screen. You have a choice to either copy/paste and save the link manually or enter your email address so that the system can email you the link, allowing you to continue at a later time. Please remember that this feature is provided for your convenience only, we cannot guarantee if you do not receive the email or if your email system filters the email into your junk or trash boxes. We WILL NOT send you the link manually nor be responsible to resend it to you.  If you lose the link, you will need to resubmit your information. This link will no longer function after the deadline.

  3. By submitting an application to the Molly Towell Perinatal Research Foundation (the “Foundation”) you are expressly consenting to the following:

    • If you are successful in obtaining an award, you are consenting to the Foundation publishing your name, the title of your research proposal which and pertinent information concerning your professional and educational background on the Foundation website.

    • You have obtained the appropriate consent of any co-researchers or research subjects whose personal information will be disclosed by the Foundation publishing such information on its website.

  4. By virtue of submitting an application, the applicant confirms they have read and agree with the Foundation’s Privacy Policy and Grant Policy.

Fellowship Application Guide

Normally, the limit for applications is $30,000 per annum for up to two years.

This application contains four steps:

  1. Applicant information

  2. Funds and research related questions

  3. References and signature files upload

  4. Confirmation and submission

1. Application Information

You will be required to enter all personal information and append your curriculum vitae outlining your educational achievements, academic experience, any previous research experience and a publication list. The file format accepted for this section are pdf or Word doc. You are allowed to upload one file.

2. Funds and Research Related Questions

In this section, you are required to provide the following:

  • the amount you are requesting and for how many years.

  • a brief budget description and its justification.

  • host institution and research mentor information

  • Signed signature form by your mentor, you can download the form here.

  • Upload your research training description you intend to undertake during your fellowship.  The file format accepted for the description are pdf or Word doc. You are allowed to upload one file.

  • Upload your proposed research description and explain why you have chosen the proposed mentor and your career aspirations. You are allowed to upload up to three files.

3. References and Signature Files Upload

You are required to provide the names and emails of three individuals and upload the signed signature forms from your department head and Institution.  You can download the form here.

These three individuals will have to provide a letter of reference on your behalf.  The proposed mentor must be one of the three and preferably including your current department head. The letters of reference should highlight the candidate’s strengths as they relate to suitability for research (e.g. creativity, technical aptitude, critical skills and judgement). The three letters of reference should be confidential and each letter sent directly from the reference to on or before April 20, 2019.

4. Confirmation and Submission

Once you have completed the above three steps, you will have a chance to review all your answers on the confirmation page and given the chance to go back and make changes. Once you are satisfied with the answers, you can then submit the application.

The application link will be available here when the submission window opens.

Peer Review Process

The review process will be performed by a peer review committee with expertise in Perinatal Medicine. Applications for Operating Support and the Fellowship Programs will be reviewed by all committee members, except where a committee member has a conflict of interest. Each application will be evaluated using a predefined scoring grid that ties in with the Molly Towell Perinatal Research Foundation objectives. Scores will be used to rank the applicants. Consensus on ranking will be reached by discussion among the committee members.

Recommendations will be forwarded to the trustees of the Board of the Molly Towell Perinatal Research Foundation for final approval. The allocation of funds to the various types of awards will be based on the alliance of the applications to the objectives of the Foundation.