Developing Country Eye Researcher Travel Fellowships

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Study Subject (s): The candidate can be interested in any area of eye and vision research, whether basic or clinical research, epidemiology, public health, infectious diseases, genetics or a particular subspecialty.

Course Level: This fellowship is available to pursue a career in teaching and research.

Scholarship Provider: ARVO Foundation for Eye Research and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

Scholarship can be taken at: Applicants’ home countries

Eligibility: -Candidates should 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, in their home countries.
-Graduate students in scientific areas with an interest in entering basic vision research or residents in ophthalmology who are interested in academic careers as clinician-scientists are also eligible.
-Candidates cannot be studying or training outside of his/her home country at the time of his/her recommendation for the award. The candidate must be established in his/her home country and currently employed or practicing in a field related to eye and vision research.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Applicants from developing countries are eligible for this travel research fellowship.

Scholarship Description: 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. The Fellowship began in 2008 and has since then brought 77 researchers from 30 different countries.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Not Known

What does it cover? Researchers selected for participation receive an award that covers transportation, lodging and per diem, in addition to registration for the ARVO Annual Meeting and complimentary ARVO membership for one year. To enhance the experience, ARVO members are selected to serve as “mentors” during and after the ARVO Annual Meeting. Along with assistance from the mentors, a welcome breakfast is held to aid the recipients in navigating the Annual Meeting and gives them the opportunity to meet and network with others involved with this fellowship. A breakfast is also held on the final day of the Annual Meeting in order for recipients and mentors to share their experiences.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is electronically. 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

Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is Dec. 1, 2013.

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