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Beta Sigma Kappa (BSK) Research Fellowship

Grant to a USA, Canada or Puerto Rico Optometric Resident
or Faculty Member for Vision Science and Optometric Research

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF)

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Grant of up to $4,000 to a USA, Canada or Puerto Rico optometric resident or faculty member for new optometric and vision science research. Funding is intended to benefit an individual at an early stage in his or her career. Applicants should be seeking to answer questions in the areas of vision science, clinical practice, or eye-related public health.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 159495

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Estimated Size of Grant:

One fellowship of $4,000 will be awarded annually.

Term of Contract:

Funds support research conducted for a period up to one year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All optometric related faculty, including adjunct faculty, within 3 years of faculty appointment, optometric residents at any school or college of optometry, irrespective of membership in BSK, are eligible to apply.

Applicants must be a member of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO).
To learn more, visit the AAO website:

The Foundation will not cover any indirect costs associated with research grants.

Pre-Application Information:

The application period is from June 1 to August 1, 2017.

Submissions will receive a confirmation by e-mail from the AAOF within three business days of receipt. If you do not receive a confirmation, contact the AAOF office to ensure the application is on file.

The award recipient(s) and an institution representative will be invited to attend Academy 2017 Chicago on Saturday, October 14th, at the American Academy of Optometry Foundation Celebration Luncheon, where both the recipient and institution will receive the award and recognition.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submissions and supporting materials should be emailed to and include the words BSK + last name of applicant in the subject line of the email.

For additional information about this program and/or the American Academy of Optometry Foundation, contact Jennifer Rubin, Foundation Coordinator, at 321-319-4870 or via email at the address above.

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USA Territories: Puerto Rico (USA)

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon