Grant writing workshop for early-stage vision scientists


Free webinar: July 20 | Noon - 1:15pm ET
Audience: Researchers and clinicians at all career stages, with a special focus on Members-in-training.

This workshop focuses on providing ARVO trainees with advice on strategies to prepare a successful early-career grant application. A panel of international experts will provide advice on grant application for both U.S. and non-U.S. vision scientists.

Attendees of this webinar will learn how to:

  • Familiarize themself with current funding mechanisms for early-career vision scientists
  • Prepare a competitive grant application
  • Handle grant rejection

This webinar is hosted by the ARVO Members-in-Training Committee. A Certificate of Attendance will be available to attendees upon request.

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Organizers & Moderators 


Yanhui MaYanhui Ma, PhD
The Ohio State University


Vishal JhanjiVishal Jhanji, MD
University of Pittsburgh


Abdelhrahman FoudaAbdelrahman Fouda, PhD
College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)




Identifying funding mechanisms
John Prakash

 John Prakash, PhD
 Office of International Program Activities (OIPA), National Eye institute (NEI), National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Putting together a mentor team

Terri L. Young Terri L. Young, MD, MBA 
 University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

How to write a successful grant application
John Ash

 John Ash, PhD
 UF Department of Ophthalmology Research, College of Medicine


How I secured a fellowship

Daisy ShuDaisy Shu, PhD
Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass Eye and Ear, Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

Postmortem of a failed grant application

Rajaiya_JayaJaya Rajaiya, PhD
Harvard, Mass Eye and Ear