Awards and Grants

The ARVO Foundation offers a number of awards to recognize the best and brightest in eye and vision research, and to assist vision scientists and eye researchers in their efforts to stay abreast of the latest trends. The Foundation offerings include specialty awards and travel grants. Some awards and fellowships are reviewed by the ARVO Foundation Awards Committee.

ARVO Foundation Awards Committee
Jonathan Mark Petrash, PhD, FARVO - Chair
Dorairajan Balasubramanian, PhD
Shomi S. Bhattacharya, PhD
Steve Charles, MD, FACS, FICS
Emily Y. Chew, MD, FARVO
Diana V. Do, MD
Takeshi Iwata, PhD
Janos Nemeth, DSc, MD, PhD
Justine R. Smith, MBBS, PhD, FARVO
Russell N. Van Gelder, MD, PhD


ARVO/Alcon Early Career Clinician-Scientist Research Awards

Merck Innovative Ophthalmology Research Award (IORA) 

Oberdorfer Award in Low Vision Research

Pfizer Ophthalmics Carl Camras Translational Research Award

Dr. Roger Vogel Award for Pharmaceutical Research

Ludwig von Sallmann Clinician-Scientist Award


Collaborative Research Fellowships 

Developing Country Eye Researcher Travel Fellowships

Genentech Age-related Macular Degeneration Fellowships 

Vistakon Contact Lens Research Fellowship


Alcon International Chapter Affiliates Matching Grants

Publications Grant

Travel Grants