The nomination window opens February 1, 2021 and closes April 1, 2021.
Nominations should be made by the student’s advisor. Nominations should include the first-authored student paper and a letter of recommendation from the advisor describing the student’s role in conducting the research and the writing of the manuscript. There is no limit on the number of nominations from each school or college of optometry. It is expected that the recipient will submit any unpublished manuscript to Optometry and Vision Science. The award is $750 for the primary author to travel to attend the annual meeting. If other authors, other than the first author, were also pursuing the Doctor of Optometry degree while conducting the research, multiple awardees may divide a total travel award of $1,500.
**Priority will be given to North American applicants but is not a requirement to apply**
Nominations should be emailed to Helen Viksnins at HelenV@aaoptom.org.