ICO-Fred Hollows Foundation One-Year Subspecialty Fellowships for Developing Countries Students, 2014

"ICO-Fred Hollows Foundation One-Year Subspecialty Fellowships"

"ICO-Fred Hollows Foundation One-Year Subspecialty Fellowships"ICO-Fred Hollows Foundation offers young ophthalmologists from all developing countries one year subspecialty training at a designated ICO Fellowship Training Center.

  • Two fellowships will be awarded each year.
  • Fellowships commence the year following application. For example, a successful 2013 applicant will begin his or her fellowship after January 2014.
  • Fellowships are awarded no later than January.

Scholarship Value:

US$24,000 for one year to cover round-trip travel, living expenses, and professional expenses.


  • Applicant must reside in a developing country.
  • Applicant must be under 40 years of age at the time of applying.
  • He or she must be a graduate of an ophthalmology residency training program.
  • Specialist exam in ophthalmology must be successfully passed.
  • Applicant must be recommended by the ophthalmology head of a teaching institution or public service hospital in a developing country.
  • He or she must be accepted for ophthalmology subspecialty fellowship, one year in duration, at an advanced ophthalmology training center.
  • Applicant must be reasonably fluent in the language of the fellowship training center.
  • He or she must be committed to return to a position at a teaching institution or public service hospital in the fellow’s home country.
  • Candidates who have passed the ICO Examinations in Basic Science, Optics, or Clinical Sciences will receive special consideration.
  • Applicants from countries with ophthalmologic societies that are Members of the ICO will receive special consideration.

How to Apply:

  • The application deadline is September 30 of each year, with applicants notified no later than January.
  • Applicants may reapply if their previous application was rejected.  Note that the ICO Fellowship Committee will assume the applicant’s qualifications have significantly improved since last applying.
  • View the online application.
  • Questions?  Please review Frequently Asked Questions before contacting the ICO Fellowship Committee at:

For further information: ICO-Fred Hollows Foundation One-Year Subspecialty Fellowships

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