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Arthur Makar, FFS Executive Director, at AUPO with Patrick Gore of Saving Sight, a new FFS grant partner, and Dr. Roy Chuck, Montefiore Medical Center, who made it happen.

Saving Sight and Fight for Sight Announce Funding of Two Student Fellowship Awards

Kansas City, Mo. (January 8,2018) - Today, non-profit organizations Saving Sight and Fight for Sight announced the joint funding of two new Summer Student Fellowships. The grants will be available to undergraduate, graduate or medical students conducting research relating to either the cornera or dry eye.
"Research and innovation within the field of opthamology are what drives our work forward as an eye bank," said Tony Bavuso, CEO of Saving Sight. "We're thrilled to partner with Fight for Sight to support students who are pursuing academic ocular research."
The two grant awards will be $2,500 each with applications due to Fight for Sight on February 15, 2018. The announcement of awards is expected in May of 2018. "We are thrilled to be partnering with Saving Sight on two new Summer Student Fellowships," said Mrthur Makar, FIght for Sight's Executive Director. "Together we will fund the next generation of leaders in corneal and dry eye research."

 

 

Summer Student Fellowship Applicants and Mentors

 
2018 Fight for Sight Summer Student Fellowships are due Febuary 15, 2018
Summer Student Fellowships are available to undergraduate, graduate and medical students from the United States interested in pursuing eye-related or basic research. These $2,500 grants are given for 2-3 months of full-time research, usually done during July-August, under the supervision of a faculty mentor.

See details on our Research Award Types page
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2018 Fight for Sight Grant Applicant Information

2018 Fight for Sight Summer Student Fellowships: Due Febuary 15, 2018
Summer Student Fellowships are available to undergraduate, graduate and medical students from the United States interested in pursuing eye-related or basic research. These $2,500 grants are given for 2-3 months of full-time research, usually done during July-August, under the supervision of a faculty mentor. Awardees must carry out the research while enrolled in a course of study at the sponsoring institution.
Students receiving stipends from other sources are generally not eligible.

FFS's portal for 2018 Summer Student Fellowships is open. It may be accessed through our website application page.

All applications must be completed and submitted by midnight Eastern Time on the dates cited above.

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