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Rules and Instructions for the 2014 Delta Omega Scholarship Competition

The Delta Omega Scholarship Endowment was established by members of the Alpha Chapter of the Delta Omega Honorary Public Health Society.

The purpose of the endowment is to promote outstanding scholarship and research by providing support to individual students whose research proposals demonstrate merit. Only currently registered students or postdoctoral fellows from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health can apply for these scholarships, which are for up to $1,500 to defray all or part of the cost of a research project or scholarly activity.

Eligibility

Applicants must be currently registered students or postdoctoral fellows from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

All proposals must include a clear description of the project in the form of a brief abstract summary, and an itemized budget plan outlining how the monetary support will be used.

Instructions

Judging

All applications are reviewed competitively by a panel of Society members, who will assign priority scores based on a judgment about each project's feasibility, scientific or scholarly merit, and significance for public health.

Scoring of abstracts

Abstracts will be judged on:

Abstracts will be scored by a 4-level rating system, rating each of the above criteria separately: 1-Outstanding, 2-Excellent, 3-Good, 4-Fair

Abstract submission

Students will submit their abstracts to one of the following categories:

All abstracts must follow the following format:

  1. Introduction/Importance, Goals
  2. Methods
  3. Significance
  4. Allocation of expenses by category up to $1500.00. Please indicate any additional available funding that will be used to carry out research.

Please note: Your proposal may not exceed 2 pages and your budget must be limited to 1 page.