Grants

With the ongoing travel restrictions due to COVID-19 the SOE Executive have regrettably suspended grant applications at this time. Further details will be posted as soon as available.  

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR 2020 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 Educational and Teacher Grant Recipients who are unable to use their grant in 2020 will be able to arrange a placement in 2021.  We are keeping anyone that may have been affected by COVID-19 in our thoughts and we wish all our colleagues across Europe and internationally good health.

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).

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.

Kindly Supported by an unrestricted Educational grant from Bayer

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SOE Teacher Grants

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 a stipend of 500 EUR. It is up to the applicant to make up this 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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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 April 2021

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