The Selection Committee, which will meet each competition year to evaluate and recommend top candidates, will reflect the broad diversity of individuals and disciplines within the NSE disciplines and will include experts from across the University of Toronto. The Chair of the Selection Committee will play the role of Equity Officer. Members of the Selection Committee are expected to reinforce standards of rigor, fairness, respect and equity, diversity and inclusion throughout the adjudication process. The VPRI Best Practices in Peer Review Guide shall serve as a resource for members of the Selection Committee.
The single criteria for the Eric and Wendy Schmidt AI in Science Postdoctoral Fellowship is demonstrated academic excellence and high potential for success in the chosen field. The multidisciplinary selection committee members assess this through their evaluation of each applicant’s:
- Application form
- Research Proposal
- Training Plan
- The postdoctoral fellowship supervisor’s statement, and
- one letter of reference