ARVO Foundation Eye Researcher Travel Fellowships

Deadline: 1 December 2014
Open to: master graduates from a developing country
Fellowship: covers transport, accommodation per day for one year


ARVO Foundation for Eye Research has partnered with the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology to develop a fellowship that brings investigators from developing countries to the ARVO Annual Meeting and introduces them to the latest trends and developments in eye and vision research. Participation in this program provides the researcher with:

  • The experience of having attended a major scientific research meeting with many educational options;
  • Information about research methodologies that could be transferable for use in the recipient’s institution;
  • Face-to-face interaction and networking with colleagues not otherwise possible;
  • Mentor relationships that could transcend the Meeting experience.


The Fellowship is open to candidates who have either an MD or PhD or equivalent professional degree and have a desire to pursue a career in teaching and research in vision and ophthalmology, whether clinical or basic,epidemiology, public health, infectious diseases, genetics or a particular subspecialty in their home countries. Also candidates must be residents in one of these developing countries.


Researchers selected for participation receive an award that covers transportation, lodging and per diem, for one year. 


Eligible candidates can be recommended and submitted by the following:

  • A national society or research institute;
  • A member of the International Chapter Affiliates Program;
  • An ARVO member;
  • A supporter of this fellowship;
  • A Local/regional conference;

To be considered for this fellowship for 2015, please contact Lena Galperina to [email protected] by  1 December 2014

For more information please visit the official webpage

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