ESCRS/Alcon YO Fellowship

Colin Kerr

Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2018

Prof Béatrice Cochener, President of the ESCRS

Education is a cornerstone value of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS). With that in mind, we are happy to announce an exciting new initiative for young ophthalmologists. ESCRS and Alcon have announced the launch of a one-time grant for a young ophthalmologist to support his or her continuous professional training and education.

The €50,000 grant will fund a one-year fellowship at a centre of excellence in Europe to gain clinical experience in the field of cataract and refractive surgery. All young ophthalmologists who meet the criteria are invited to submit their application by December 1, 2018 for a fellowship commencing during 2019.

“This important grant from Alcon complements the existing ESCRS young ophthalmologists programmes and initiatives designed to provide further education and training in the specialist field of cataract and refractive surgery,” said Prof Béatrice Cochener, President of the ESCRS. “The winner will be selected by the ESCRS, based on applicants’ merit,” said Professor Cochener.

ESCRS appreciates the contribution of Alcon to the education and training of young cataract and refractive surgeons.

Applicants must be European ophthalmologists in training, 40 years of age or under on the closing date for applications and have been ESCRS members for three years by the time the grant is awarded.

Applications must include a detailed up-to-date CV, a letter of intent of one-to-two pages outlining the motivation and goals of their fellowship, a letter of recommendation from their current Head of Department and a letter of acceptance from the host institution where the fellowship will take place.