The submission window opens June 22, 2020 and closes July 21, 2020.
- Open to 3rd and 4th year students of the University of Houston College of Optometry
- Intends to pursue a career in clinical practice
- Accepted paper/poster for scientific program (first presenter)
- Must be a member of the American Academy of Optometry
- One page statement including:
- How would the travel fellowship and Academy benefit your aspirations for clinical practice?
- Demonstrated potential for self-motivation, independence and leadership.
- Summary of academic training, including honors.
- One letter of recommendation from a faculty member
Materials MUST be submitted online by the deadline date (shown above) using the online submission tool. Applications that remain incomplete after the deadline date will not be evaluated.
Although students can apply to attend a meeting for which they have previously been awarded a travel fellowship, priority may be given to first-time awardees.
It is the standard policy of the AAOF that program recipients who receive as part of their award, a travel stipend to attend an event, cannot receive a second or duplicate travel stipend from the Foundation or its affiliate, the AAO.
Applicants will be notified of the Scientific Program committee’s decision prior to the Academy annual meeting. Recipients are required to attend the AAOF Celebration Luncheon on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 11 AM to 1:30 PM where they will receive their check.
All award recipients by application and acceptance of an 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 will announce and promote the program including, but not limited to, the AAOF and/or sponsor annual report, website, annual meeting promotional materials.
Please direct all eligibility and application questions regarding this AAOF Student Travel Fellowship to:
Christina Velasquez, Education Program Manager at Christinav@aaoptom.org