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 pre-defined 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.