Establish a travel grant

Start a named travel grant to support a trainee

Establish a travel grant

Individuals, groups of individuals or organizations can establish a designated fund to support one or more travel grants through the ARVO Foundation. We'll work with you to determine the criteria for your travel grant, and the ARVO Foundation will administer it on your behalf. Travel grants require a minimum five-year funding commitment or may be established through an endowment.

All travel grant sponsors are invited to attend the ARVO Student/Trainee Social where you'll have the opportunity to meet your recipient. Travel grant sponsors are also encouraged to attend the poster or paper presentation given by the recipient.

2020 travel grant pricing

  • $1,070 for a recipient from the U.S.
  • $1,470 for a recipient from outside of the U.S.

Commitments for travel grants that will first be given at ARVO 2020 must be confirmed by September 30, 2019. 

Travel grants provide the recipient with meeting registration and a stipend to help cover travel expenses, plus a small administrative fee to cover management costs.

To learn more about establishing a travel grant, please contact us at