The Foundation for Orthoptic Research and Education in the Americas (FOREA) now awards travel grants to scientific and educational congresses in North America.
To be eligible, candidates must be scheduled to participate in a national orthoptic conference by delivering an oral presentation. Only the first author/speaker is eligible to apply. Grants will be awarded on a combined merit and financial need basis to Certified Orthoptists who are full members in good standing of either the AACO or TCOS. Applications will be judged by a panel of North American orthoptists. Merit will be judged by the quality of the submitted abstract. Financial need will be judged by the level of employer support for educational travel at the applicant’s institution.
This year, two grants will be awarded to two speakers at TCOS Annual Meeting in June, and two grants to two speakers at the AACO National Meeting in November. Because these meetings are not likely to involve travel, the grants will be in the amount of the registration fee for the meeting at which the speakers are presenting. Speakers are required to acknowledge FOREA on their Disclosure slide during the presentation.
Those interested in applying should complete and submit the application found below. Applications are due three months before the first day of the meeting. (March 24, 2021 for TCOS Annual Meeting and August 12, 2021 for AACO National Meeting) Grant recipients will be notified two months in advance of the meeting.