ARVO Foundation for Eye Research

Investing in eye and vision scientists

ARVO Foundation awards

A number of recognition awards, research grants and fellowships are made possible by the ARVO Foundation. Learn about the opportunities available to researchers and clinicians in every stage of their career. Applications/nominations open Aug. 1.

Join the Dowling Society

Over 150 members of the ARVO community have joined the prestigious Dowling Society thanks to their significant support for eye and vision research. Find out how you can join this special group of donors.

2024 Matching Gift Campaign

We did it! Thank you to everyone who invested in the next generation of researchers by contributing to the Matching Gift Campaign during the ARVO 2024 Annual Meeting. With the generous $25,000 match commitment of ARVO members Renu Kowluru, PhD, FARVO and Anjan Kowluru, PhD, the ARVO community raised over $51,600.

ARVO Foundation Travel Grants

The ARVO Foundation supports over 185 travel grants that allow young researchers to attend the ARVO Annual Meeting to present their work while building their confidence, presentation skills and professional network. Many are named in memory or in honor of pioneers in the vision research community.

Gifts to the ARVO Foundation help to provide mentorship, career development and funding opportunities to researchers across the globe. Please donate today to support the future of eye and vision research (gifts are tax deductible).