Pursue your studies anywhere in the world. Good news! The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) Fellowship is currently open. In this article we will explain more about these partnerships, your benefits and the step-by-step application process. International Council of Ophthalmology Fellowship 2023-24
The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) Fellowship 2022-2023 is a fully funded scholarship for international students. The Fellowship provides the recipient with up to US $ 50,000 to cover living expenses and travel expenses.
The ICO-Allergan Advanced Research Fellowship is open to young ophthalmologists from all over the world who want to do basic research or clinical research at a selected university. One of the main goals and responsibilities of ICOs is to improve ophthalmic education to improve eye care and contribute to the preservation and restoration of vision around the world. To meet this commitment, ICO provides educational programs and projects to strengthen and promote eye education, especially in developing countries.
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Summary of Scholarship
Level of Education: Research Fellowship, Postdoctoral
Institutions: Selected University, (preferably in the foreign country where they live)
Read on: Worldwide
Courses Offered: Ophthalmology
Program Time: Depending on the schedule
Deadline: March 31 / September 30 (each year)
The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) Fellowship provides the recipient with a maximum of US $ 50,000 to help cover the cost of living and travel.
Qualifications for Cooperation in the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO).
To be eligible for an International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) Fellowship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Required Language: English
- Eligible Countries: All Countries of the World.
- Description of previous work in the application field
- A detailed CV, which includes a detailed list of publications and impact factors
- Authorization of current program director
- Verification of the feasibility of the selected host university
- A detailed description of how the research work should proceed during the relationship
- A statement of stability, e.g., assurance from the current program director that the applicant can return after his or her relationship and resume his or her position.
- Minimum 12 months of research training.
- An online application on the ICO website.
- Applications will be accepted for research work from the following specialists: Glaucoma, Neuro-
- Ophthalmology, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Retina, Plants, Uveitis, Dry Eye, and Cornea.
- A copy of the specialist examination in ophthalmology which must be successfully passed.
- The applicant must be fluent in the language of the training center.
- The applicant must be under 40 years of age at the time of application.
- The ICO recommends that students pass one or more ICO exams. We consider this in the review of applications from HERE.
- Applicants from countries with ICO member organizations will receive special attention to learn more about ICO members click HERE.
- To find out more about Qualification Requirements click here.
How do you apply for an International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) Fellowship?
Please follow these steps to apply for this partnership:
- You will need to create an ICO Account if you do not have one.
- Select Partner: After identifying your country, a valid ICO relationship will be displayed.
- Complete Eligibility Assessment: You will be asked to provide information to determine if you are eligible for the selected ICO Fellowship.
- ICO Eligibility Review: After your information has been submitted to the ICO your eligibility will be determined. You will be notified of the decision and will be required to complete the application or be notified that you do not qualify.
- Apply at the Hosting Training Center: If you qualify, you will select and apply to the host. Please note that you can apply at one host at a time.
- Host Request Review: Your request will be reviewed by your host host. If you are accepted, you will need to confirm the details agreed between you and the host. If your request is rejected, you will need to choose another host.
- Fellowship application submitted: You will be notified that your application has been finalized and will be reviewed by the relevant ICO Fellowship Committee.
To find out more about the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) Fellowship, please visit the official website: