Grants

APPLICATIONS FOR SOE 2023 GRANTS IS NOW OPEN. 
THE APPLICATION PLATFORM WILL CLOSE ON 30 SEPTEMBER 2022

PLEASE NOTE: YOU CANNOT APPLY FOR A GRANT IF YOU HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED ONE IN ANY PREVIOUS YEAR.  

SOE Resident Educational Grant

Professor Marko Hawlina, Chairman SOE Educational Committee

The Board of SOE offers a limited number of scholarships for ophthalmologists-in-training from East European countries to visit Ophthalmic Centres in Europe.
At present it is envisaged that the successful applicants will spend a minimum of 2 – 4 weeks observing clinical work in a European Centre.  SOE  has compiled a list of Centres which accept observers and of the sub-specialities they offer.
The number of Educational Grants is limited  to 2 or 3 applicants from each East European country (Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, The Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine).

 

SOE will support the successful candidates with an educational grant of 500 EUR.

Please note that you should not contact the clinic or hospital you would like to visit while applying for the grant. We will only ask you to contact the clinics or hospital if you have been selected for the SOE Educational Grant, in which case we will give you further information.

Grant applications are only accepted through application on the webpage.  Residents can only receive ONE grant and should not apply if they have already received a Grant in any previous year.

 

Apply for a educational grant

SOE Teacher Grants

PLEASE NOTE: YOU CANNOT APPLY FOR A TEACHER GRANT IF YOU HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED ONE IN ANY PREVIOUS YEAR.    

SOE wishes to strengthen links among teachers across Europe and their teaching institutions. To stimulate these links, SOE is pleased to offer a programme of 10 grants and welcomes teachers in active residency training roles in the institutions of Eastern Europe to apply for this programme. The programme is intended either as 2 week or 4 week visits to one of the teaching centres on the SOE list. SOE only supports educators that are actively involved with residency training either in University Hospitals, County teaching hospitals or in private settings with formal residency education programmes. SOE will support the successful candidates with an Teacher grant of 500 EUR. It is up to the applicant to make their choice based on their availability and agreements with the centre they wish to visit. A short report to the SOE will be required after their return.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR 2020 and 2021 GRANT RECIPIENTS

The European Society of Ophthalmology (SOE) is committed to promoting good health and minimizing risk in all our activities.  
Due to these unprecedented times regarding COVID-19, the Educational Chairman has agreed that any SOE 2020 and SOE 2021 Educational and Teacher Grant Recipients who are unable to use their grant in 2020 or 2021 will be able to arrange a placement in 2022. 

To view the list of clinics or hospitals which accept observers and the sub specialities they offer click here –  MasterList of Ophthalmic Centres with contact details January 2022

To View a table of feedback on Clinics and Hospitals visited by SOE Grant beneficiaries in 2019 click here Grant Questionnaire Results 2019

To View a table of feedback on Clinics and Hospitals visited by SOE Grant beneficiaries in 2018 click here 

To View a table of feedback on Clinics and Hospitals visited by SOE Grant beneficiaries in 2017 click here

To View a table of feedback on Clinics and Hospitals visited by SOE Grant beneficiaries in 2016 click here 

To view a table of feedback on Clinics and Hospitals visited by SOE Grant beneficiaries in 2015  Click here

All successful Grant Applicants click here for how to proceed