ESCRS/Alcon Fellowship

The European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and Alcon are pleased to announce the first ESCRS/Alcon Fellowship Award. Applications are open for the 2019 Fellowship. The Fellowship of €50,000 completely funded by Alcon will support a one year fellowship for a European Trainee Ophthalmologist, under the age of 40. It will allow the trainee to develop further expertise in the field of cataract and refractive surgery. The fellowship should be taken at a European Centre of Excellence.

Applicants must be a European trainee ophthalmologist, 40 years of age or under on the closing date for applications and have been an ESCRS member for 3 years by the time of starting the Fellowship. The Fellowship will be awarded at the ESCRS Winter Meeting in Athens in February 2019.

To apply, please submit the following:
* A detailed up-to-date CV
* A letter of intent of 1-2 pages, outlining which centre you wish to attend and why
* A letter of recommendation from your current Head of Department
* A letter from your potential host institution, indicating that they will accept you if successful

Closing date for applications is 1 December 2018
Applications and queries should be sent to Danielle Maher at