Advocacy and Outreach Expert Development Program
Are you an ARVO Member in Training (MIT) that wants to improve your communication skills? Do you know an MIT with a knack for communicating their science? Are you an MIT who loves talking about vision research to whoever will listen?
ARVO is implementing a new initiative — the Advocacy and Outreach Expert Development Pilot Program (AOEDP) — aimed at training MITs to become more effective communicators of vision research to all audiences. The one-year program will accept 20 MIT members — 10 from the U.S. and 10 from outside the U.S.
During the program, participants can expect a number of activities, including:
- quarterly webinars
- an in-person orientation at ARVO 2017
- developing and implementing one advocacy or outreach activity at their institution
- attending ARVO Advocacy Day 2018 in Washington, D.C. (US participants only)
- communicating with other participants via ARVOConnect
Upon completing the program, participants will earn a point toward achieving Fellow of ARVO (FARVO) status and be invited to present as a trainer for next year's class.
Applying for the Program is easy. Complete the application and include the following:
- a two-page CV highlighting previous communication activities
- 1,000 words describing your interest in the Program and how it will fit into your long-term career goals
- one letter of reference
Applications and letters of reference are due February 2, 2017.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org