American Association for Pediatric
Ophthalmology and Strabismus

AAPOS/Children’s Eye Foundation Miller International Travel Grant

The International Affairs Committee of AAPOS is working with the Children's Eye Foundation to encourage broad international participation in the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. A grant has been established to provide financial assistance for travel for a pediatric ophthalmologist residing outside North America to attend the AAPOS Annual Meeting. This grant includes a reimbursement not to exceed $2000.00 US dollars for travel related expenses, five nights stay at the Annual Meeting hotel, the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, and a waiver of the meeting registration fee for the 2019 AAPOS Annual Meeting scheduled for March 27-31 in San Diego, CA. The recipient will also receive a two-year waiver for AAPOS International Membership dues.

The International Affairs Committee is now soliciting applications for this grant. Completed applications must be supported by written recommendations from two AAPOS members and submitted with your application. Previous applicants are encouraged to re-apply and re-activate last year's application by sending a short email to Jennifer Hull stating continued interest in attending the 2019 Annual Meeting and providing any information that may further support the application.

AAPOS will provide any necessary documents (e.g., invitation letter) to facilitate obtaining an entry visa.

Selection criteria for candidates of this Travel Grant include the following:

1)  Must have adequate command of the English language to benefit from the Annual Meeting

2)  Does not have, and cannot obtain, the financial resources to attend the AAPOS meeting

3)  Is in a position that will allow him/her to share knowledge gained with colleagues, to train others and/or is committed to prevention of childhood blindness

4)  Has already demonstrated an interest in or adequate knowledge of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus as demonstrated by special training (e.g., fellowship) or by having at least 75% of his/her clinical practice comprised of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus

5)  Preference will be given to candidates who come from an underserved area and to those who are members in good standing of his/ her local Ophthalmological Society

Candidates must be supported by a written recommendation from at least 2 AAPOS members who can attest to the above criteria.

Completed applications must be submitted by June 5, 2018. The successful grant awardee will be notified by mid August 2018



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