The ICO-Allergan Advanced Research Fellowship allows one young ophthalmologist to continue basic or clinical research at a chosen university, preferably in a foreign country to where they live.
- Open to candidates from all countries
- Applications will be accepted for research work in the following subspecialties: Glaucoma, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Retina, Tumours, Uveitis, Dry Eye, and Cornea
- One fellowship awarded per year, with US$50,000 stipend.
- The deadline to apply is 28 February 2020.
- The 2020-ICO-Allergan Advanced Research fellow will be chosen and notified at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) meeting (3 May to 7 May 2020) in Baltimore.
The 2020-ICO-Allergan Advanced Research fellow will be officially announced at WOC 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa, 26 to 29 June 2020.
- Minimum 12 months of research training
- Online application on the ICO website (see below)
- Copy of specialist exam in ophthalmology that must be successfully passed
- Applicant must be under 40 years of age at the time of applying
- Applicant must be reasonably fluent in the language of the fellowship training center
- The ICO recommends that candidates pass one or more ICO exams. We consider this in the assessment of applications.
- Applicants from countries with ophthalmologic societies that are Members of the ICO will receive special consideration.
- Detailed CV
- Detailed publications list and impact factors
- Description of previous work in the field of the application
- Endorsement of the current program director
- Detailed description of how research work should be continued during the fellowship
- Feasibility confirmation of chosen host university
- Sustainability statement, e.g., confirmation from the present program director that the applicant may return after his/her fellowship and resume his/her position.
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