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How your donation helps

Your generosity helps the ARVO Foundation provide educational programs and grants to support scientists engaged in sight-saving research.

You may designate your gift to one of the programs listed below or make an unrestricted contribution. Your donations to the ARVO Foundation for Eye Research, a registered 501(c)(3) organization, are tax deductible by U.S. law. Every donation is important and appreciated. Thank you for your contribution.

Research Grants
Grants fund research into conditions such as Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and dry eye.

Women in Eye and Vision Research
This program develops and strengthens the career paths of women by providing networking opportunities and travel grants.

Developing Country Eye Researcher Travel Fellowships
This program brings investigators from economically developing countries to the ARVO Annual Meeting and introduces them to the latest trends and developments in eye and vision research.

Elizabeth Anderson Travel Grant
Elizabeth Anderson was a valued contributor to the vision research community, known for her efforts to introduce young scientists to leaders in their fields. She passed away in 2011.This grant honors her by giving young scientists the opportunity to attend and present their work at the ARVO Annual Meeting.

Joanne G. Angle Travel Grant
Joanne Angle served as executive director of ARVO for 22 years and as the executive director of the ARVO Foundation. She passed away in March 2012. She was respected throughout the eye and vision research community for her knowledge, dedication and passion for the work of ARVO and its members around the world. This grant recognizes her particular interest in fostering the careers of young scientists by giving them the opportunity to attend the ARVO Annual Meeting and present their research.

Grant Wood Balkema Memorial Travel Grant
This travel grant is in memory of Grant Wood Balkema, PhD, who was an associate professor at Boston College, and recognizes his dedication to undergraduates in biological and biochemical research. This grant is awarded to an undergraduate or junior graduate student.

M. Velma Dobson Memorial Travel Grant
M. Velma Dobson dedicated her life to the field of infant and child vision research. Dr. Dobson passed away in 2010. Awardees of her namesake grant receive travel support for presenting their work at the ARVO Annual Meeting.

Richard Newton Lolley Travel Grant
This travel grant is in memory of Richard Newton Lolley, PhD, 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. This grant is awarded to investigators conducting research in the U.S. related to photoreceptor signal transduction pathways.

Josh Wallman Travel Grant
This travel grant is in memory of Josh Wallman, PhD. It is presented to the best accepted abstract on experimental myopia or emmetropization (refractive development of the eye) research from a student or post-doctoral trainee presented to the AP section.

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