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  1. ARVO Foundation: Epstein awardee

    ARVO Foundation Linking mentor, mentee and good science Dr. David L. Epstein Award honors recipients Jonathan Crowston and Peter van Wijngaarden Jonathan Crowston, MBBS, PhD, and Peter van Wijngaarden, MBBS, PhD, speak with the easy-going rapport of two people who have worked together for years. And they have. Crowston and his mentee, van Wijngaarden, collaborate closely at the Centre for Eye Research Australia in Melbourne. They are the first recipients of the Dr. David L. Epstein Award, a $

  2. Travel grants

    ARVO Foundation travel grants In 2002, the ARVO Foundation established and awarded its first travel grants. As of 2019, the Foundation has supported travel expenses for over 1,200 young researchers from around the world to report their work at the ARVO Annual Meeting. The Foundation currently offers 34 named travel grants that support over 185 researchers annually. Travel grants are awarded based on abstracts submitted to the ARVO Annual Meeting. Grants are awarded to the highest scored abst

  3. Developing Country Eye Researcher Travel Fellowships

    Developing Country Eye Researcher Travel Fellowships The Developing Country Eye Researcher Travel Fellowship (DCERF) program brings aspiring scientists from developing nations to the ARVO Annual Meeting. The goal of the program is to provide young researchers with access to the latest in vision science while offering the opportunity to network with colleagues, mentors and thought leaders to develop an effective vision research program in their home countries.  DCERF recipients are assigned t

  4. About

    About the DCERF program

  5. Member Stories

    Member Stories Learn more about ARVO members' research, their contributions to the eye and vision science community. Meet the new Trustees Melinda K. Duncan, PhD, FARVO; Irene Gottlob, MD, FARVO and Stephen C. Pflugfelder, MD, FARVO have joined the Board of Trustees. They share with ARVONews what they look forward to most about serving on the Board and a little about their research. Read more. Reflections from MIT Trustee Megan Capozzi As an MIT, have you ever been overwhelmed by all there is t