2018 Annual Meeting Travel Grant Criteria

ARVO Sponsored Travel Grants

Travel Grants   

Number
Available 
 

Gender/Citizenship/ Ethnicity   

Geographic   

Scientific   

Training   

American Uveitis Society   

1    

None   

None   

Abstract must be reviewed and accepted for presentation by the Immunology & Microbiology (IM) Section   

In full-time training or completed after June 2014   

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology   

84   

Non-U.S. citizen   

Applicant must reside and have conducted research outside the U.S.   

None   

In full-time training or completed after June 2014   

Sek-Jin Chew (A)  

1    

None   

None   

Abstract must be directly related to myopia and control of eye growth   

In full-time training or completed after June 2014  

National Eye Institute (Employees of the U.S. Government are not eligible to apply)   

   70       

U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status - temporary or student visa holders are ineligible   

Research must have been conducted in the U.S.   

None   

In full-time training or completed after June 2014 (applicant must not hold an R-series research grant, K-series career development grant, F32 Individual Fellowship or be a trainee on a T32 Institutional NRSA Award)   

Societa Italiana Laser in Oftalmologia   

  4    

Italian citizenship   

Applicant must reside and have conducted research in Italy   

Abstract must be directly related to applications of laser light in ophthalmology   

In full-time training or completed after June 2014   

Connie Lee Lerea           1 None      Applicant must reside and have conducted research inside the U.S.      Abstract must be reviewed and accepted for presentation by the Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (BI) or the Retinal Cell Biology (RC) Section In full-time training or completed after June 2014

(A) In memory of Dr. Sek-Jin Chew, who was a major force in facilitating myopia research, especially in Asia.  

(B) In memory of Dr. Gesine Mohn, who conducted research spanning the field of infant vision, including acuity, psychophysics, visual fields and clinical research.  

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ARVO Foundation Sponsored Travel Grant

Travel Grants Number
Available

Gender/ Citizenship/ Ethnicity

Geographic Scientific Training  
ARVO Foundation/ Elizabeth Anderson (C)   3

None  

None  

Abstract must be in the areas of inherited retinal degeneration and macular degeneration and reviewed and accepted for presentation by the Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (BI) or Retinal Cell Biology (RC) Section  

In full-time training as a graduate student, medical student, resident or fellow at the time of the presentation

ARVO Foundation/ Joanne G. Angle (D)   3   None

(2) applicants must reside and have conducted research in an economically developing country

(1) U.S. applicant

None  

In full-time training or completed after June 2014  
ARVO Foundation/ Grant Wood Balkema Memorial (E)   1 None   None   None   Must be an undergraduate in the fourth (4th) year of study or a graduate student in the first three (3) years of study  

ARVO Foundation/ Ramon Dacheux II Memorial (F)  

1

None  

None  

Abstract must related to basic science and must be reviewed and accepted for presentation by the Visual Neurophysiology (VN) Section  

In full-time training or completed after June 2014  

ARVO Foundation/ M. Velma Dobson Memorial (G)  

1

None  

Applicant must reside in the U.S.  

Abstract must be directly related to research on visual
development of normal infants and children, infants and children with eye disease; reviewed and accepted for presentation by the Eye Movements/ Strabismus/ Amblyopia/ Neuro-Ophthalmology (EY) Section
 

In full-time training in U.S. as graduate student, medical student, resident or fellow at the time of presentation  

ARVO Foundation/ IRCCS Fondazione G.B. Bietti per lo Studioe la Ricerca in Oftalmologia   5   Italian citizenship   Applicant must reside in Italy   None   In full-time training or completed after June 2014  
ARVO Foundation/ C. Stephen and Frances B. Foster Foundation   1 U.S. citizenship   None  

Abstract must be related to ocular immunology and reviewed and accepted for presentation by the Immunology and Microbiology (IM) Section  

In full-time training or completed after June 2014  
ARVO Foundation/ G. M. Jager (H)   1       Female. Must be a citizen of Eastern Europe or Indonesia  

Applicant must reside and conduct research in Eastern Europe or Indonesia  

None   In full-time training as a graduate student, medical student, resident or fellow at the time of presentation or completed after June 2014  

ARVO Foundation/ Murray and Jeanie Johnstone  

1 None   None  

Abstract must be reviewed and accepted for presentation by the Glaucoma Section  

In full-time training or completed after June 2014  
ARVO Foundation/ Knights Templar Eye Foundation  

7 Int.

 88 U.S.

None   

U.S. applicant must reside and conduct research in the U.S.

International countries are Austria, Brazil, Italy, Romania, Philippines and Portugal.

None   In full-time training or completed after June 2014
ARVO Foundation/ Kowa    

Japanese citizenship  

Research must have been conducted in Japan  

Abstract must be reviewed and accepted for presentation by either the Cornea, Glaucoma or Lens Section  

In full-time training or completed after June 2014  

ARVO Foundation/ Kreissig (I)  

 1 

Recipient must be a female citizen of Afghanistan, Africa, or Iraq

Applicant must reside and have conducted research in Afghanistan, Africa, or
Iraq

If no candidates meet this criteria qualify, a candidate from a developing country as defined by the World Health Organization may be selected

Abstract must be directly related to retina research  

In full-time training as graduate student, medical student, resident or fellow, or completed training in the past four (4) years at the time of presentation  

ARVO Foundation/Lions Eye Institute Travel Grant 5 None Research must be conducted in the State of Florida Basic Science researchers with abstracts relating tobasic cornea, retina or cell transplantation research OR residents or cornealfellows with abstracts relating to cornea research; clinical work is acceptableproviding it is related to corneal transplantation or eye banking. In full-time training as graduate student, medicalstudent, resident or fellow, or completed training at the time of presentation  

ARVO Foundation/ Reader's Digest Partners for Sight Foundation  

2   None   Research must have been conducted in the U.S.  

Abstract must be related to low vision and reviewed and accepted for presentation by the low vision cross sectional group

In full-time training or completed after June 2014  

ARVO Foundation/ Richard Newton Lolley (J)  

1

U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status - temporary or
student visa holders are ineligible
 

Research must have been conducted in the U.S.  

Abstract must be directly related to the photoreceptor
signal transduction pathway; reviewed and accepted for presentation by the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BI) Section
 

In full-time training or completed after June 2014  

ARVO Foundation/Friederike Mackensen Travel Grant 1 German citizenship, female, under age 40 None Abstract must pertain to clinical research in ocularimmunology In full-time training as graduate student, medical student, resident or fellow, or completed training at the time of presentation

 ARVO Foundation/ Marij and Paulus de Jong (K)  

1

Citizen of any European country  

Applicant must reside and conduct research in Europe  

Abstract must be related to retinal medicine (non-surgical) and reviewed and accepted for presentation by the Retina (RE) Section  

MD resident or no more than two (2) years since obtaining MD. Must have PhD or be completing PhD  

ARVO Foundation/ NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology  

5

None  

Applicant must reside and conduct research in England  

Translational Eye Research, i.e., bench to bedside (no animal models), up to Phase I/II trials  

Clinicians in training and basic scientists, up to lecturer level, at time of presentation  

ARVO Foundation/ The Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation  

1

U.S. citizenship   Applicant must reside and have conducted research in the U.S.   Abstract must be related to ocular immunology and reviewed and accepted for presentation by the Immunology and Microbiology (IM) Section   In full-time training or completed after June 2014  

ARVO Foundation/ Retina Research Foundation/ Joseph M. and Eula C. Lawrence  

 22

U.S. citizen, permanent or student resident status required  

Research must have been conducted in the U.S.  

Abstract must be directly related to retina research  

In full-time training for an MD or PhD degree, or completed after June 2014  

ARVO Foundation/ Santen, Inc. - U.S.   4

None  

Research must have been conducted within the U.S.  

None  

In full-time training or completed after June 2014  

ARVO Foundation/ Josh Wallman (L)   1 None  

None  

Abstract must be related to experimental myopia or research on the refractive development of the eye and accepted for presentation by the Anatomy Pathology (AP), Clinical/ Epidemiologic Research (CL), Eye Movement/ Strabismus/ Amblyopia/Neuro-ophthamology (EY),
Visual Psychophysics/ Physiological (VI) or Visual Neuroscience (VN) Section
 

In full-time training as graduate student, medical student, resident or fellow at the time of presentation  

ARVO Foundation/ Women in Eye and Vision Research  (WEAVR) 2 Female   None Abstract must be related to clinical research In full-time training or completed after June 2014
ARVO Foundation      16 None None None In full time training or completed after 2014
 ARVO Foundation/OCAVER (Overseas Chinese Association for Vision Eye Research) 1 None None None Member of OCAVER

Enrolled as a Research Assistant or Undergrad/Postgrad Student at a research university

ARVO Staff

1

U.S. citizen Applicant must reside in the U.S.  None In full time training or completed after 2014
ARVO Foundation/ Qais Farjo, MD Memorial  2 U.S. citizen Applicant must reside in the U.S.  Abstract must be related to translational eye research; research must use animal models; must be in the BI, CO, PH or RC sections (1) In full-time training as graduate student
(2) In full-time training as a post-doctoral student

(C) In memory of Elizabeth Anderson. Mrs. Robert E. Anderson was always passionate about helping young researchers meet their role models. This grant continues to provide opportunities to researchers in her name.

(D) In memory of Joanne Angle, who served as the ARVO executive director for 22 years and was instrumental in making ARVO what it is today.  

(E) In memory of Dr. Grant Wood Balkema to recognize his dedication to undergraduates in biological and biochemical research.  

(F) In memory of Dr. Ramon F. Dacheux, II, who was a professor in the department of ophthalmology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).  

(G) In memory of Dr. M. Velma Dobson who dedicated herself to research on visual development of infants and children.  

(H) In memory of Dr. G. M. Jager, a specialist in retinal eye diseases, who was known for his discovery of the inheritance and retinal characteristics of X-linked retinoschisis. By his daughters Dr. M. J. Jager and J. M. Jager.  

(I) Supported by Dr. Ingrid Kreissig.   

(J) In memory of Dr. Richard Newton Lolley, whose contributions to vision research helped establish the biochemical and molecular pathway of cGMP metabolism in the photoreceptor and in our understanding of the importance of the delicate balance of the photoreceptor in health and disease.  

(K) Supported by Dr. Paulus and Mrs. Marij de Jong.  

(L) In memory of Dr. Josh Wallman, who was a professor of neuroscience at City University of New York and the 2012 Friedenwald Award recipient for establishing the chick as the animal model for studying myopia.

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