Primary Scholarly project should have acceptable progress before a fellow could sign up for a new project. The bare minimum milestones for the primary scholarly project are listed below:
- By end of 3 months: Primary research project needs to be identified
- By end of 6 months: Primary research project REB approval should be in process or completed
- By end of 9 months: Primary research project Data collection is started
- By end of 12 months: Primary research project Data Collection is nearing 50% completion
- By end of 15 months: Primary research project Data Collection is completed
- By end of 18 months: Primary research project Data Analysis is completed
- By end of 21 months: Primary research project is concluded and manuscript writing is in progress.
These are the minimum expectations for each fellow.
Those who are progressing well can consider taking additional projects (pending Research subcommittee approval).
Those who failed to meet their milestones may necessitate a remediation plan set by the research subcommittee by redefining fellow specific research objectives, might need changing their primary project, arranging extra mentoring support to achieve their milestones. If still a fellow is not showing significant progress in their scholarly activity in spite of support being provided, they will be marked as FAIL in their scholarly activities and this result will be reflecting on their ITERS.