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October 9, 2015

Just released: Digital version of ARVONews magazine

Read the cover story: Continuing Ebola work, plus more trending topics and features. 


New: ARVO/VSS Summer Research Fellowship

Two $5,000 fellowships will provide summer research funds to students who want training in a cross-disciplinary lab. The new opportunity encourages collaborations between clinical and basic vision researchers to better train young scientists in translational research.

The application deadline is Dec. 1
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Kilimanjaro Project receives 2015 Champalimaud Vision Award

Three institutions were awarded the prestigious António Champalimaud Vision Award for a collaborative project that fights blindness and poverty in Africa. 

Members in the news
National Advisory Eye Council welcomes three new members

Among their responsiblities, Steven Bassnett, PhD, Jane E. Gwiazda, PhD, and Douglas J. Rhee, MD, will help advance the National Eye Institute's Audacious Goals Initiative.

Advocay & Outreach
Members celebrate National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week
Juliet A. Moncaster, PhD, a senior postdoctoral associate at Boston University School of Medicine and chair-elect of the ARVO Advocacy and Outreach Committee, reports on NPAW, held Sept. 21 – 25.
Comments sought for visual impairment screening

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force seeks feedback on a draft research plan for screening young children.
Deadline: Oct. 21

ARVO members join Rally for Medical Research

For the third year, ARVO co-sponsored and participated in the rally for increased funding, which included visits to congressional offices.

Education and events
What did attendees say?

The recent two-day meeting on diabetic retinopathy was well-received by presenters and attendees. Learn how you can organize a future meeting on a specific topic.

ARVO Journals
ARVO journals move to open access Jan. 1

Read about the change to open access in the just-published ARVONews magazine, and find out what this means for you.

7 new postdoc positions are open

And you'll find lab and faculty jobs listed.

Funding opportunities

ARVO Funding Guide is a searchable database with over 200 opportunities listed. 

Get more information on opportunities with upcoming deadlines: 

  • New: AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships for all ages and career stages
  • Research to Prevent Blindness low vision awards
  • Knights Templar Eye Foundation Pediatric Ophthalmology Career-Starter Research Grants
  • Call for Nominations: $40,000 Roger H. Johnson Award
    Deadline: Oct. 31
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