WEAVR-funded initiatives

See what funds raised at the WEAVR Event help support

WEAVR-funded initiatives


Women in Eye and Vision Research (WEAVR) is an initiative of the ARVO Foundation to further develop and strengthen women who are pursuing careers in the visual sciences. WEAVR supports and promotes networking, career development, and access to research opportunities for female vision scientists. WEAVR raises philanthropic dollars to support the ARVO Foundation through its annual WEAVR Event.

All funds raised at the WEAVR Event are used to support women in eye and vision science. Funds raised have been used to fund travel grants, Developing Country Eye Research Travel Fellowships and provide underwriting support for the ARVO Women's Leadership Development Program.

2022 Developing Country Eye Researcher Travel Fellowship recipient

Maria Constanza Tripolone 
Instituto de Investigación en Luz Ambiente y Visión - Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas

Barbara Dalmaso
University of Sao Paulo

2022 WEAVR Travel Grant recipients

Elena Gofas
Centre Hospitalier National d'Ophtalmologie des Quinze-Vingts
Abstract title: Detecting inflammatory cells in patients with Multiple Sclerosis using AO-SLO phase contrast imaging

Fangfang Qiu
Tufts University School of Medicine
United States
Abstract title: Adoptive Transfer of Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells Promotes Allograft Survival in a Murine Allogeneic Corneal Transplantation