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The fellowship is designed to help transition the best and brightest clinician-optometrists with exceptional potential into a career which includes research and academic optometry.  This up-to 2-year fellowship will be awarded congruent with enrollment into a vision or related biomedical science PhD program.
Not given in 2022
To encourage talented persons to pursue full-time careers in optometric research and education in a school or college of optometry. Fellowships are for one year and the current amount of the award is $8,000. Each student also receives travel grants to the annual meetings of the American Academy of Optometry and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, which are $750 each.
Feb 15, 2022
Provides $2,000 for research project seed funding for a project in the area of cornea/ocular surface or contact lenses, payable to the institution of record, for a new upcoming project not already funded from another source, plus $750 travel funding to the AAO annual meeting for use within one year from award issue. This award will be eligible competitively for a one-time renewal.
April 1, 2022
Photo Credit: National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health (NEI/NIH)