Travel Grants

ISCEV awards travel grants to assist colleagues who would otherwise be unable to attend the ISCEV International Symposium and/or course. An equal number of travel grants are awarded to applicants from the ISCEV region of the 2018 Symposium (Europe & Africa) and to applicants from the two other ISCEV regions (The Americas and Asia & Oceania). Value of awards in dollars are detailed in the table below.

ecipients also receive one year’s free membership to ISCEV and a reduced registration fee offered by the local organizers.

GRANT AMOUNTS

Symposium OnlyCourse Only Symposium & Course
ISCEV 2018 (Europe & Africa)$500$400$600
Other regions $1000$800$1200

The grants program does not expect to provide full support but hopefully will provide sufficient assistance that grant-recipients will be able to find local funds for the remainder of their costs. Applicants who are not awarded grants retain the privilege of registering for the symposium and / or the course without a late fee, if the early registration deadline has passed.

ELIGIBILITY AND APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications are made directly to the Secretary-General and will be considered by the ISCEV Awards Committee, which comprises the Secretary General and the three regional ISCEV Vice-Presidents. There are three categories of application: an individual may only apply once, in one of the three categories:

1. Symposium only. Applicants must submit an abstract for presentation.

2. Course only (animal or human).

3. Symposium and course (animal or human). Applicants must submit an abstract for presentation.

For all categories, applicants must submit a statement of circumstances from the applicant describing his/her experience in clinical electrophysiology of vision and the reason for requesting financial assistance.

For all categories, if the applicant is a junior member of ISCEV, or would qualify for junior membership*, an additional letter of support from their supervisor is required.

There are no absolute criteria for travel grants; the awards committee will consider scientific merit and the benefits to the applicant of participation in the Symposium and/or attendance at the course. Repeat applications from previously-successful applicants, multiple applications from the same laboratory, and applications from investigators with more than 5 years of experience in clinical electrophysiology will not be considered.

*Junior is defined as “Primarily engaged in supervised basic science or clinical training, e.g. a graduate student, post-doctoral fellow, resident or clinical fellow”. Applications from the same laboratory, and applications from investigators with more than 5 years of experience in clinical electrophysiology will not be considered.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION

The deadline for travel grant applications (and any associated abstract submission) is March 26th, 2018. Please note any abstracts must be submitted via the abstract submission process, as well as being included in the application sent to the Secretary-General.

Questions & SUBMISSIONS

Questions regarding the ISCEV Travel Grant program, and application submissions, should be directed to the ISCEV Secretary-General, karen.holopigian@novartis.com