FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 17, 2020
Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate
Prevent Blindness Accepting Applications for Fellowship
Awards for Females in Vision Research
Columbus, OH (Dec. 17, 2020) – The Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness is accepting applications for its 2021 Young Investigator Student Fellowship Awards for Female Scholars in Vision Research. The Fellowship Program is designed to provide support for outstanding female scientists committed to pursuing biomedical, behavioral or clinical research careers relevant to the mission of Prevent Blindness –to prevent blindness and preserve sight.
Grants will be awarded for the summer 2021 session. Awards will range from$3,000-$5,000 depending upon the availability of funds. The deadline for receipt of applications is Feb.15, 2021. Applicants must be post-baccalaureate students enrolled in a master’s or doctorate program during the summer of 2021, female, citizens or permanent residents of the United States, and conducting their research with a recognized academic institution in the State of Ohio.
Applications from diverse fields in the health sciences including, but not limited to ophthalmology, optometry, nursing, genetics, public health, nutrition, gerontology, and bioengineering, are appropriate to the goals of this fellowship award. The Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness encourages fellowship applications that investigate public health issues related to the burden of eye-related health and safety topics.
For more information about the Fellowship and/or to access an application form, contact Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate at 800-301-2020 ext.112 or [email protected].
The Female Fellowship Awards Program is supported by grants including the Sarah E. Slack Prevention of Blindness Fund-Muskingum County Community Foundation and the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors.
About Prevent Blindness
Founded in 1908, Prevent Blindness is the nation’s leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. The Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness is Ohio’s leading volunteer nonprofit public health organization dedicated to prevent blindness and preserve sight. We serve all 88 Ohio counties, providing direct services to more than 1,000,000 Ohioans annually and educating millions of consumers about what they can do to protect and preserve their precious gift of sight. For more information or to make a contribution, call 800-301-2020. Or, visit us on the web at www.pbohio.org or facebook.com/pbohio and Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/PB_Ohio.