ARVO Foundation Eye Researcher Travel Fellowships for Developing Countries

ARVO Foundation Eye Researcher Travel Fellowships

2018 Eye Researcher Travel Fellowships For Developing Countries

Researchers from developing countries are invited to apply for the ARVO Foundation Eye Researcher Travel Fellowships for Developing Countries , 2018, Only eligible applicants will be considered for this program.

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.

Level: Fellowships are available to pursue a career in teaching and research

Field(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

Scholarship covers: Researchers selected for participation  for Developing Country Eye Researcher Travel Fellowships 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.

School(Institutions/ Country): | Applicants’ home countries

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Developing Country Eye Researcher Travel Fellowships aretargeted for Applicants from developing countries (Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belize, Jamaica, Benin, Jordan, Bhutan, Kazakhstan, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Bulgaria, Kyrgyz Republic, Burkina Faso, Lao People’s Democ. Rep., Cambodia, Lesotho, Cameroon, Liberia, Sudan, Cape Verde, Libya, Suriname, Central African Republic, Macedonia, the F.Y.R. of, Swaziland, Chad, Madagascar, Syrian Arab Republic, China, Malawi, Tajikistan, Colombia, Malaysia, Tanzania, United Republic of, Comoros, Maldives, Thailand, Congo, Democ. Republic of the, Mali, Timor-Leste, Congo, Rep., Marshall Islands, Togo, Costa Rica, Mauritania, Tonga, Côte d’Ivoire, Mauritius, Tunisia, Cuba, Mexico, Turkey, Djibouti, Micronesia, Fed. States of, Turkmenistan, Dominica, Moldova, Tuvalu, Dominican Republic, Mongolia, Uganda, Ecuador, Montenegro, Ukraine, Egypt, Arab Rep., Morocco, Uzbekistan, Burundi, Lebanon,Kenya, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kiribati, Botswana, Korea, Democ. P. Rep. of Brazil, Kosovo, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, El Salvador, Mozambique, Vanuatu, Eritrea, Myanmar, Venezuela, (Bolivarian Republic of), Ethiopia, Namibia, Vietnam, Fiji, Nepal, West Bank and Gaza, Gabon, Nicaragua, Yemen, Gambia, The Niger, Zambia, Georgia, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Pakistan, Grenada, Palau, Philippines, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Iran, Islamic Rep. of, Belarus and Iraq).

To apply for Developing Country Eye Researcher Travel Fellowships , applicants should meet the following criteria:Eligibility

  • Candidates must be citizens of a developing country.
  • 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.
  • ARVO Members and non-members are eligible. The candidate is not expected to present at his or her initial meeting.
  • The candidate cannot have attended an ARVO Annual Meeting in the past. Note: The candidate should have a sufficient command of English in order to participate in the scientific program.


Winners will be notified by mid-January.

Deadline: December 1, 2017.

Scholarship Application Method

‣ Candidates must complete a brief online application including research interests, CV and one letter of support no later than December 1. Winners will be notified by mid-January.

2018 applications are now open.

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‣ 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 Applications are due on December 1, 2017

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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