ARVO Foundation for Eye Research

Investing in eye and vision scientists

Join the Dowling Society

Over 130 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.

ARVO Foundation awards application opens Aug. 1

A number of recognition awards, research grants and fellowships are made possible by the ARVO Foundation. Submit your application or nominate a deserving colleague from Aug. 1.

We did it!

Thank you to everyone who invested in the next generation of researchers for the 2023 Matching Gift Campaign. With the generous $25,000 match commitment of Don Hood, PhD, FARVO, the ARVO community raised over $54,300.

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).