The Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness is accepting applications for its 2016 Young Investigator Student Fellowship Awards for Female Scholars in Vision Research. The fellowship program is designed to provide support for outstanding female scientists committed to pursuing biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research careers relevant to the mission of Prevent Blindness – to prevent blindness and preserve sight.
Grants will be awarded for the summer 2016 session. Awards will range from $3,000-$5,000 depending upon the availability of funds. The deadline for receipt of applications is Monday, February 15. Applicants must be post-baccalaureate students enrolled in a master’s or doctorate program during the summer of 2016, female citizens or permanent residents of the United States, and conducting their research with a recognized academic institution in the State of Ohio.
Applications from diverse fields in the health sciences including, but not limited to ophthalmology, optometry, nursing, genetics, public health, nutrition, gerontology, and bioengineering, are appropriate to the goals of this fellowship award. Prevent Blindness encourages fellowship applications which investigate public health issues related to the burden of eye-related health and safety topics.
The Female Fellowship Awards Program is supported by a grant from the Sarah E. Slack Prevention of Blindness Fund-Muskingum County Community Foundation and the Levin Family Foundation.
About Prevent Blindness
Founded in 1908, Prevent Blindness is the nation’s leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. The Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness is Ohio’s leading volunteer nonprofit public health organization dedicated to prevent blindness and preserve sight. It serves all 88 Ohio counties, providing direct services to more than 800,000 Ohioans annually and educating millions of consumers about what they can do to protect and preserve their precious gift of sight. For more information or to make a contribution, call 800.301.2020 or visit the Prevent Blindness website.