Apply Now: 2020 Research Academy

Published December 3, 2019

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 or Jeff Walline OD, PhD, FAAO

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