Science Communication Training Fellowship

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Are you an ARVO Member in Training (MIT) that wants to improve your communication skills? Do you know an MIT with a knack for communicating their science? Are you an MIT who loves talking about vision research to whoever will listen?

The ARVO Science Communication Training Fellowship (SciCommTF) trains MITs to become more effective communicators of vision research to all audiences. The one-year program will accept 20 MIT members -- 10 from the U.S. and 10 from outside the U.S.

During the program, participants can expect a number of activities, including:

  • quarterly webinars
  • an in-person orientation at ARVO 2017
  • developing and implementing one advocacy or outreach activity at their institution
  • attending ARVO Advocacy Day 2018 in Washington, D.C. (US participants only)
  • communicating with other participants via ARVOConnect
Upon completing the program, participants will earn a point toward achieving Fellow of ARVO (FARVO) status and be invited to present as a trainer for next year's class.


Applications for the next class of Fellows will open in January 2018.

SciComm Training Fellows at ARVO 2017

Scicomm Training Fellows at ARVO 2017