Applications for Prevent Blindness Fellowship Now Being Accepted

The Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness is now accepting applications for the 2019 Young Investigator Student Fellowship Awards for Female Scholars in Vision Research. The deadline is Friday, February 15, 2019.

The program provides financial support to female scientists who plan to pursue biomedical, behavioral or clinical research careers that align with Prevent Blindness’ mission — to prevent blindness and preserve sight. Awards will range from $3,000-$5,000 depending upon the availability of funds. 

Emily Plyler, a Ph.D. candidate at Kent State University who works in the lab of Samuel Crish, Ph.D., was one of the award recipients in 2017.

She received funding to conduct a summer research project titled, “Amyloid Pathology in Retinal Projection.”

Application information:

Due: Friday, February 15, 2019

Qualifications: Applicants must be post-baccalaureate students enrolled in a master’s or doctoral 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 info, contact Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate, at 800-301-2020, ext. 112, or

Share this post