The Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness is accepting applications for its 2019 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.
Applications are due Friday, February 15. Awards will range from $3,000-$5,000 for research conducted during the summer of 2019.
Applicants must be post-baccalaureate students enrolled in a masters or doctorate program, female, citizens or permanent residents of the United States, and conducting their research with a recognized academic institution in the State of Ohio.
Prevent Blindness will give preference to fellowship applications which investigate public health issues related to the burden of eye-related health and safety topics. Applications from diverse fields in the health sciences including, but not limited to ophthalmology, optometry, nursing, genetics, public health, nutrition, gerontology, neuroscience, pharmacy, and bioengineering, are appropriate to the goals of this fellowship award.
For more information, please contact Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate or call 800.301.2020 ext. 112.
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 us its website, Facebook, or Twitter pages.
The Female Fellowship Awards Program is supported by a grant from the Sarah E. Slack Prevention of Blindness Fund, Muskingum County Community Foundation.