Allergan Resident Travel Fellowship

Allergan Academic PartnershipThe Academy is pleased to offer Resident Travel Fellowships to attend Academy 2019 Orlando and the 3rd World Congress of Optometry. Through a generous grant from Allergan Eye Care, a number of residents will have the opportunity to be awarded a Travel Fellowship for $750. All 2019-20 Residents (except for Contact Lens Residents) are eligible to apply for the Allergan Travel Fellowships. Contact Lens Residents can apply for Travel Fellowships through the Cornea, Contact Lens and Refractive Technologies section.


The application window will be open August 1 to August 26, 2019 at 5 PM ET.

Application criteria will include online submission of the completed application, a current Curriculum Vitae, NBEO Scores and the Allergan Resident Travel Fellowship essay (this is the required Allergan Resident Travel Fellowship essay; this is not your abstract submission for Residents Day at Academy 2019 Orlando). Residents are required to write a brief essay describing: 1. What factors contribute to a diagnosis of dry eye? 2. What are the elements of a comprehensive treatment plan? (min 300 words, max 500 words). Resident MUST be a member of the Academy to be eligible. Award recipients must attend the meeting in order to receive their awarded check. The Academy’s Residents Day Committee will evaluate all completed Allergan Eye Care Resident Travel Fellowship applications.

Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies Resident Travel Fellowship

coopervision logoThe Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses & Refractive Technologies of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) is pleased to have the opportunity to provide educational travel grants, generously sponsored by CooperVision. This grant will enable Cornea and Contact Lens, or Refractive Surgery optometric residents to attend Academy 2019 Orlando and 3rd World Congress of Optometry, October 23-27, 2019. All 2019-20 residents who provide direct patient care are encouraged to apply.

The application window will be open August 1 to August 26, 2019 at 5 PM ET.

To apply, please complete and submit the following:

  • Completed Application form
  • Resume, no more than two (2) pages
  • A one (1) page paper on what you see as benefits of being a Fellow in the Academy
  • Speak to a current CCLRT Diplomate about the section and the diplomate process.
  • Residency program coordinator sends an email certifying that the applicant is a contact lens resident and provides direct patient care.

Resident MUST be a member of the Academy to be eligible. Award recipients of the travel fellowships must attend the Academy meeting. They are also welcomed to attend the Schapero lecture, the section symposia events, and the diplomate reception on Friday evening.

International Keratoconus Academy (IKA) Resident Travel Fellowship in Memory of Janet Barr

The IKA Resident Travel Fellowship is available to optometry residents who are currently enrolled in an accredited residency program, in good academic standing, and who have a paper accepted to present at Residents Day or through the Scientific Program at Academy 2019 Orlando and the 3rd World Congress of Optometry. 

The application window will be open August 1 to August 26, 2019 at 5 PM ET.

Requirements: 
  • Must be a member of the American Academy of Optometry
  • Must submit a CV
  • Must submit NBEO score
  • One (1) page essay (500 words max) on:
    • 1) What factors contribute to the diagnosis of keratoconus?
    • 2) What are the elements of a comprehensive treatment plan?
Materials MUST be submitted online by the deadline using the online submission tool. Applications that remain incomplete after the deadline date will not be evaluated. 

Recipients are required to attend the AAOF Celebration Luncheon on Saturday, October 26 from 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM to receive their check. 

All award recipients by application and acceptance of award agree to allow the AAOF and/or the sponsor of the program to which they applied to publish their name, image, institution information, and any statement  or quote provided by the recipient. These may appear in a variety of media formats that announce/promote the program including, but not limited to, the AAOF and/or sponsor annual report, website, annual meeting promotional materials, etc. 

Florida Chapter Resident Travel Fellowships

The application window will be open August 1 to August 26, 2019 at 5 PM ET. 

Four travel awards in the amount of $750 each will be awarded to attend Academy 2019 Orlando and the 3rd World Congress of Optometry. The applicant must be member of the Academy and a resident from NOVA Southeastern University. The applicant must have an accepted paper or poster presentation in the Scientific Program or Residents Day Program at the Academy meeting to be eligible.