Applications are currently ongoing for the International Council Of Ophthalmology (ICO) Fellowships for Developing Countries Worth US$6000. Interested students should see the details below.
About the International Council Of Ophthalmology
The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) is an international organisation which represents and serves professional associations of ophthalmologists. The Board of Trustees of the International Council of Ophthalmology is the executive body and operational arm of the ICO.
The ICO is building a World Alliance for Sight, working with ophthalmologic societies and others to enhance ophthalmic education and improve access to the highest quality eye care in order to preserve and restore vision for the people of the world.
The ICO was established in 1857 in Brussels when 150 ophthalmologists from 24 countries met in the first International Congress of Ophthalmology (now the World Ophthalmology Congress – WOC). The Advisory Board (executive body) was created in 1927 in Scheveningen, Holland. Member societies were added (International Federation of Ophthalmological Societies) in 1933 in Madrid, Spain.
The International Council Of Ophthalmology invites applications from Individuals who has interest in undergoing a fellowship program in any country of the applicants choice.
This fellowship program is designed to help promising young ophthalmologists from developing countries improve their practical skills and broaden their perspectives of ophthalmology. Fellows are expected to bring the acquired knowledge and skills back to their home country and take part in programs to preserve and restore vision.
Application Deadline: 30th September 2017
Eligible Countries: Developing Countries
To Be Taken At (Country): Various countries depending on fellowship applicant chooses.
Number Of Awards: 60
Value Of Award: US$6000 (maximum) to cover travel and living expenses for three months. The exact amount is subject to actual student-style living expenses in the host country.
Duration Of Program: 3 months
Eligibility: To be eligible for this fellowship program, applicants must:
- be citizens of a developing country
- be under 40 years of age at the time of applying.
- return to home country after the training, resume previous positions, and apply the knowledge gained during the fellowship.
- be fluent in the language of the fellowship training center.
- pass Specialist exam in ophthalmology
How To Apply: Click here to begin application process