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  1. Application, review and selection process

    Application, review and selection process Applications are accepted via online application. The online form must be completed by the non-U.S. researcher. The online application requires the following information, forms and documents: Description of proposed research Limited to three pages (typed, single spaced, 10 point or larger font size) describing how your current and past research supports the work of the mentee in conducting the proposed research, including: Highlights of past and

  2. Ludwig von Sallmann Clinician-Scientist Award

    Ludwig von Sallmann Clinician-Scientist Award This award recognizes Ludwig von Sallmann, MD, a distinguished international ophthalmologist and ophthalmic investigator whose contributions greatly increased the basic and clinical understanding of vision and ophthalmology. Dr. von Sallmann served as chief of the Intramural Program of the National Eye Institute and was an ARVO Proctor Medal recipient in 1951. He also served on the staffs of Vienna, Beijing and Columbia Universities. First presented

  3. Publications Grant

    Publications Grant ARVO's Publications Grant is available to authors who need funding assistance to publish in one of our three journals: Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science (IOVS); Journal of Vision (JOV); and Translational Vision Science and Technology (TVST). This grant is supported by the ARVO Foundation and aligns with ARVO's goal to capture the full spectrum of vision science in our family of journals. The grant will provide no cost publication to several individuals per year.

  4. Dr. David L. Epstein Award

    Dr. David L. Epstein Award This award honors David L. Epstein, MD, who is widely considered to be one of the most influential leaders in the world of glaucoma and glaucoma research over the past 40 years. The award was created by Dr. Epstein’s family to perpetuate and honor his commitment to the scientific understanding and cure of glaucoma through the support of promising clinician-scientists in exceptional research environments. It is the intent of the donors that this award further Dr. Epste

  5. Alcon Early Career Clinician-Scientist Research Awards

    Alcon Early Career Clinician-Scientist Research Awards The ARVO/Alcon Early Career Clinician-Scientist Research Awards support researchers who are committed to careers as clinician-scientists. The awards are presented annually in recognition of significant research being presented at the ARVO Annual Meeting. This award was established in 2006 through a generous donation by the Alcon Foundation to the ARVO Foundation for Eye Research. Awardees will receive a $3,000 honorarium, an inscribed awar

  6. Genentech AMD Fellowships (Basic and Translational)

    Genentech AMD Fellowships (Basic and Translational) As many as 11 million people in the United States have some form of age-related macular degeneration. This number is expected to double to nearly 22 million by 2050. The impact of age-related macular degeneration on the global aging population is enormous as people are deprived of their economic livelihoods and independence. The Genentech Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Research Fellowships offers two grants: basic research in the un

  7. Collaborative Research Fellowships

    Collaborative Research Fellowships The Collaborative Research Fellowship is intended to promote international scientific interactions and innovative research. This fellowship pairs researchers from developing countries with established scientists to strengthen ophthalmic research capacities. It supports a one-year project, which can include additional training in specialty equipment or research methodologies. The fellowship was established in 2009 and is funded through the ARVO Foundation. Two

  8. About

    About the DCERF program

  9. Mentors

    Mentors ARVO Foundation is looking for members to serve as meeting mentors for visiting researchers from developing countries attending the ARVO Annual Meeting. As a meeting mentor, you will have the ability to influence the visiting researcher's experience before, during and after the ARVO Annual Meeting. Meeting mentor requirements include: Communicate with the visiting researcher prior to the Annual Meeting, acquainting them with the meeting and suggest how to plan their time. Help the r