National Eye Institute Postdoctoral Travel Grant (2019)

With funding from the National Eye Institute, VSS is pleased to announce the availability of a limited number of travel grants for postdoctoral researchers to attend the 2019 meeting. The grants are intended to cover most or all of the travel, lodging and registration costs. Grant recipients will be recognized at the VSS awards ceremony. The deadline to submit an application is March 22, 2019.


The grants are available only to US citizens and permanent residents. To address historical disparities in our membership and the field, applications from females, under-represented minorities and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged. Applicants need not be a co-author on an abstract at the 2019 meeting, but for all applicants, approval by their postdoctoral advisor must be confirmed. Applicants performing both basic and clinical research are encouraged to apply.

Grant Selection

Applications will be reviewed by a subcommittee of the VSS Board of Directors. Grant recipients will be contacted by Friday, April 5, 2019.


Applications Open: February 19, 2019
Applications Close: March 22, 2019
Recipients Notified: April 15, 2019

Submit an Application