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Fellowship programme

Our fellowship programme provides financial assistance to optometrists and students of optometry around the world who are committed to improving vision and eye care globally.

Applications for the 2013 Fellowship programme have now closed.

Programme funding

Funding for this programme is provided by the World Optometry Foundation (WOF), a not-for-profit organisation that finances the global development of optometry to improve eye and vision care and reduce avoidable blindness.

All funds raised by WOF are used to support the World Council of Optometry’s initiatives, such as this Fellowship programme.

Who can receive a fellowship?

To be eligible for a fellowship or travel bursary, applicants must:

  • be a member of a WCO member organisation in good standing
  • be an optometrist  or a student of optometry
  • have not received a WCO fellowship or travel bursary in the past five years
  • not be a member of the WCO Governing Board
  • not submit more than one application.

How much financial assistance will a fellowship or travel bursary provide?

In 2013, the programme will provide:

  • $10,000 for optometric projects (maximum of $5,000 per fellowship)   
  • $10,000 for travel bursaries (maximum of $1,000 per bursary)

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Fellowship reports 2010

  Fellowship - Malaysia


Fellowship reports 2013

  Fellowship - India (April 2013)

  Fellowship - Australia

  Fellowship - India (July 2013)


More reports coming soon.....