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 needs 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.
New! Peter Montana and Vision of Light will be sponsoring air travel to the 2021 AACO National Meeting in New Orleans for the two recipients of FOREA’s travel grant.
Those interested in applying for the AACO Meeting should complete and submit the application found below. Applications are due August 1, 2021 (New Deadline) for AACO National Meeting. Grant recipients will be notified by the end of August 2021.
The application cycle for the TCOS meeting has closed.
Please contact Kyle Arnoldi (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions about this Grant program.