ESCRS - Peter Barry Fellowship ;

Peter Barry Fellowship

Applications now closed

Applications are now closed for the Peter Barry Fellowship 2023.

This Fellowship commemorates the immense contribution made by the late Peter Barry to ophthalmology and to the ESCRS.

The Fellowship of €60,000 is to allow a trainee to work abroad at a centre of excellence for clinical experience or research in the field of cataract and refractive surgery, anywhere in the world, for 1 year.

Applicants must be a European trainee ophthalmologist, 40 years of age or under on the closing date for applications and have been an ESCRS trainee member for 3 years by the time of starting the Fellowship.

The Fellowship is awarded at each ESCRS Annual Congress, to start the following year.


How to apply

Applicants must first complete the online Peter Barry Fellowship application form

any queries should be sent to  

Please be sure to submit the following in the above linked application form:

  • 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

Applications for 2023 will close on 2nd  May 2023