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Pending confirmation of ongoing sponsorship by Acrivet (Bausch and Lomb), ISVO intends to provide travel scholarships to aspiring ophthalmologists wishing to spend one month of study in a centre of ophthalmic excellence.

The scholarship covers tuition, travel and subsistence costs up to $2,500 per person. The one-month training is expected to be completed within 12 months of award of the scholarship. The awardee will also receive a complimentary one-year subscription to Veterinary Ophthalmology, generously donated by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.

The ISVO anticipates offering up to 2 scholarships for the first round in 2019, with the first deadline of application on April 1st. 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.

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 for the first annual call is April 30, 2019, with future opportunity offered later in the year. Please email applications to with subject: “Scholarship application LastName_FirstName”

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