Awards, Grants and Fellowships

The following provides an overview of all awards, grants and fellowships offered by ARVO and the ARVO Foundation. A basic description of each is provided, along with the open/close dates of the application or nomination period and a link to more information.

 A more comprehensive summary of award eligibility, requirements and the application/nomination process can be found at each award’s respective website, and in the Awards at a Glance

 Award categories include:

 

Achievement and Recognition Awards

The following awards are determined through a   nomination process.
Each 
Opens:  September 1 and  Closes:  March 15

Proctor Medal  
Honors outstanding research in the basic or clinical sciences as applied to ophthalmology 

Friedenwald Award
 
Honors outstanding research in the basic or clinical sciences as applied to ophthalmology 

Weisenfeld Award
 
Recognizes distinguished scholarly contributions to the clinical practice of ophthalmology

Cogan Award
 
Recognizes researchers age 45 or less who have made important and worthwhile contributions to research in ophthalmology or visual science that are directly related to disorders of the human eye or visual system 

Kupfer Award
 
Honors those who have demonstrated distinguished public service with national or global impact, on behalf of eye and vision research 

Special Recognition
 
Honors outstanding service to ARVO or the vision research community


The following awards are determined through a nomination process, unless otherwise indicated.
Each Opens: September 1 and Closes: October 31

Joanne G. Angle Award
 
Recognizes outstanding leaders who have made significant, continuous contributions to ARVO in support of its mission 
Process: Board approved

Dr. Roger Vogel Award for Pharmaceutical Research  
Recognizes research furthering the development of pharmaceutical treatments for ophthalmic diseases 
Supported through the ARVO Foundation for Eye Research 

Pfizer Ophthalmics Carl Camras Translational Research Awards
 
Recognizes young researchers 45 years of age or less who have exhibited excellence in research and their fundamental scientific discoveries, concepts and novel technologies 
Supported through the ARVO Foundation for Eye Research 


Research Awards and Grants
The following awards and grants are determined through an application process.
Each Opens: September 1 and Closes: October 31

Dr. David L. Epstein Award
Given annually to a well-established, senior level investigator with documented history of conducting eye and vision research in glaucoma 
Supported through the ARVO Foundation for Eye Research 

Genentech AMD Fellowships (Basic and Translational)
 
Offers one grant to a researcher working in basic research in the understanding of AMD and another grant to a researcher working in translational AMD research  
Supported through the ARVO Foundation for Eye Research 

Collaborative Research Fellowships
 
Pairs researchers from developing countries with U.S. scientists to strengthen ophthalmic research capacities 
Supported through the ARVO Foundation for Eye Research 

ARVO/VSS Research Fellowship
 
Encourages new collaborations between clinical and basic researchers to better train scientists in the area of translational research 


Annual Meeting Travel Grants and Awards
 
Developing Country Eye Researcher Travel Fellowships (DCERF) 
Brings investigators from developing countries to the ARVO Annual Meeting 
Process: Application  Opens: September 1 and Closes: December 2
Supported through the ARVO Foundation for Eye Research 

The following are abstract submissions for the ARVO Annual Meeting.
Each Opens: October 15 and Closes: December 2

Travel Grants
 
Provides partial travel support to investigators who have an accepted abstract with a high score for the ARVO Annual Meeting  
Supported through ARVO and the ARVO Foundation for Eye Research 

MIT Outstanding Poster
 
Awarded to First Authors of the top 5 scored abstracts scheduled as Poster presentations  

Alcon Early Career Clinician-Scientist Research Awards 
Supports researchers who are engaged in basic or clinical vision research and are committed to careers as clinician-scientists 
Supported through the ARVO Foundation for Eye Research 

Oberdorfer Award in Low Vision Research
 
Recognizes contributions to furthering low-vision research 
Process: Selected by Low Vision Cross Sectional Group
Supported through the ARVO Foundation for Eye Research 

Ludwig von Sallman Clinician-Scientist Award
 
Recognizes a clinician-scientist age 40 or younger 
Process: Selected by session organizers
Supported through the ARVO Foundation for Eye Research 


Other
 
Publications Grant 
Available to authors who need funding assistance to publish in IOVS, JOV or TVST  
Process: Online application and approval, then submission and approval of article