The American Academy of Optometry is pleased to announce the 2nd installment of The Research Academy to be held in Columbus, Ohio, July 13-16, 2020. The goal of The Research Academy is to help attendees develop ideas that will result in extramural funding for both basic and patient-oriented research in optometry and vision science.
The program will facilitate collaboration among attendees whose research ideas and approaches will then be critically evaluated by experienced researchers with a history of extramural funding and by National Eye Institute staff. The program will include a mock National Institutes of Health-style study section so that attendees can experience how submitted grants are reviewed. Presentations addressing components of a viable research idea, an overview of the National Eye Institute, and the current landscape of peer-review publications will be included.
The ideal attendee will either be engaged in current, formal research training or have a research-related degree and/or equivalent experience. On-site costs of the program will be sponsored by the Academy, and attendees and/or their academic institutions will be responsible for transportation expenses.
The application window is open through January 17, 2020 at 11:59 PM ET.
If you have questions about the program, please contact Heather Anderson OD, PhD, FAAO firstname.lastname@example.org or Jeff Walline OD, PhD, FAAO email@example.com