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Thanks to generous sponsorship of Acrivet (now under the head company of Bausch and Lomb), ISVO is in the position again to offer travel scholarships to one or two aspiring ophthalmologists who wish to spend one month of study in a centre of ophthalmic excellence. The scholarship will cover tuition, travel and subsistence costs up to $2,500 per person. The one month training is expected to be completed within 12 months after the scholarship has been awarded.

The awardee will also receive a complimentary one-year subscription to Veterinary Ophthalmology, generously donated by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. The Scholarship is open to veterinarians who are not currently enrolled in an official ophthalmology training program. Applicants must be members of the ISVO (either individual members, or members of organizations who are organization members of the ISVO).

Applications should include:
1. A full curriculum vitae.
2. A plan of the study to be undertaken, including a statement to justify the necessity for the application for funding.
3. A letter from the ophthalmologist at the host institution supporting your application.

The selection of the successful applicant will be made by members of the ISVO Executive Committee and any decision will be final.

A one-page report detailing what has been learned during the externship and your future goals is expected within a month after completing the externship.

Previously unsuccessful applicants may re–apply for this round of scholarships.

The application deadline is September 1, 2018. Applications should be e-mailed to