Selection Process
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Below is a listing of some aspects considered in evaluation of your proposal:

The candidate / proposal combination is evaluated, components considered include:

o Suitability/preparation of the candidate for project

o Scientific merit (contribution to the field, probability of obtaining results suitable for inclusion in publication(s))

o Local impact (how does the funding of this proposal contribute to the growth of science at Marshall and in West Virginia)

o Value to candidate (is the project consistent with the stated career objectives of the student)

o Realistic objectives and reasonableness of goals (are goals achievable in 10 weeks clearly communicated in the proposal)

Proposals will be evaluated by a panel of researchers