Rules and Instructions for the 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 $2,500 to defray all or part of the cost of a research project or scholarly activity. 4-6 scholarships are awarded each year.
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.
- Complete the application form.
- Deadlines are announced in early Spring of every year.
For 2020, the deadline for proposal submission is set to April 10.
- All questions regarding the scholarship may be directed to the Office of Alumni Relations at 410-614-0794 or DeltaOmegaAlpha@jhu.edu.
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:
- Significance. Does this study address an important problem? If the aims of the application are achieved, how will scientific knowledge be advanced? What will be the effect of this study's findings on the concepts or methods that drive this field?
- Approach. Are the design, methods, and analyses adequately developed, well-integrated, and appropriate to the aims of the project?
- Innovation. Does the project employ novel concepts, approaches, or methods? Does the project challenge existing paradigms or develop new methodologies or technologies?
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
Students will submit their abstracts to one of the following categories:
- Applied Research, which use or develop quantitative or qualitative approaches to address public health problems.
- Policy and Practice, which put public health principles and knowledge into practice.
- Laboratory Research, which involve basic science research.
All abstracts must follow the following format:
- Introduction/Importance, Goals
- Allocation of expenses by category up to $2500.00. Please indicate any additional available funding that will be used to carry out research.
Please note: Your proposal may not exceed 2 pages (singly spaced), and your budget must be limited to 1 page, with at least one-half inch margins (½") - top, bottom, left, and right - for all pages.