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October 26, 2012

Apply/nominate by Oct. 31 Merck Innovative Ophthalmology Research Awards up to $15,000 

IORA is open to researchers 45 years old or younger who hold an MD, a PhD or an equivalent doctoral level degree.Topics for the 2013 awards are:

  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Gene therapy in eye disease

A first place prize of $15,000 and two second place prizes of $10,000 will be awarded in each category for a total of $70,000 in awards.

Apply, nominate now.

NEI Challenge to Identify Audacious Goals in Vision Research and Blindness Rehabilitation

  • Up to 20 winners will receive $3,000, plus up to $2,000 in travel expenses for the NEI Audacious Goals Development Meeting in February.
  • Submission deadline: Nov. 12

Enter now.

Mark your calendars: YO ARVO! Happy Hour, where young ophthalmologists and ARVO members meet and mingle. Monday, Nov. 12,
4 - 6pm, during the Academy meeting in Chicago

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ARVO members receive Champalimaud Award

Five of the six 2012 António Champalimaud Vision award recipients are ARVO members — recognized for novel approaches in visualizing the human retina.

Members in the news
In remembrance

The ARVO community remembers the life of Alfred "Chris" Joseph Coulombre.

Foundation news
Connecting researchers and investors
One-day meeting in Seattle on May 3 will showcase innovations as well as information on regulatory and funding environments.
Renew membership, donate to research
Did you know you can donate to the ARVO Foundation when renewing your membership?
Community news
NIH revises Grants Policy Statement
Changes to the  National Institutes of Health Grants Policy Statement apply to grants and cooperative agreements.
K12-funded clinician-scientist opportunity at Harvard

Subspecialty/fellowship-trained ophthalmologists will serve as junior faculty in this mentored traning program. Deadline to apply: Dec. 15.

World Sight Day highlights collaboration

ARVO joined the vision community in hosting a congressional briefing on vision research and blindness prevention activities.  

ARVO Journals

•  International media coverage
•  Editorial on NEI Audacious Goals Initiative


Noteworthy article: Effects of alcohol on contrast processing


•  New associate editors
•  First research highlight

Home to the best jobs in eye and vision research

Find new opportunities at NIH, Cole Eye Institute and University of Missouri.

Funding opportunities

ARVO Funding Guide: 

Glaucoma research grants • Institutional Clinical and Translational Science Awards

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