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   Prevent Blindness Ohio

Laura Schwartz
Phone: 800-301-2020 ext. 112
E-mail: [email protected]


COLUMBUS, OH (December 10, 2012) – Prevent Blindness Ohio is accepting applications for its 2013 Young Investigator Student Fellowship Awards for Female Scholars in Vision Research. The Fellowship Program is designed to provide support for outstanding female scientists committed to pursuing biomedical, behavioral or clinical research careers relevant to the mission of Prevent Blindness Ohio – to prevent blindness and preserve sight. 


Grants will be awarded for the summer 2013 session.  Awards will range from $3000-$5000 depending upon the availability of funds. The deadline for receipt of applications is February 15, 2013. Applicants must be post-baccalaureate students enrolled in a master’s or doctorate program during the summer of 2013, female citizens and permanent residents of the United States, and conducting their research with a recognized academic institution in the State of Ohio.


Applications from diverse fields in the health sciences including, but not limited to ophthalmology, optometry, nursing, genetics, public health, nutrition, gerontology, and bioengineering, are appropriate to the goals of this fellowship award. Prevent Blindness Ohio encourages fellowship applications which investigate public health issues related to the burden of eye-related health and safety topics.


For more information about the Fellowship and/or to access an application form, contact Prevent Blindness Ohio at 800-301-2020 ext. 112 or [email protected]. To download the application, go to:


The Female Fellowship Awards Program is supported by a grant from the Reinberger Foundation and the Sarah E. Slack Prevention of Blindness Fund-Muskingum County Community Foundation.


About Prevent Blindness Ohio

Prevent Blindness Ohio, founded in 1957, is Ohio’s leading volunteer nonprofit public health organization dedicated to prevent blindness and preserve sight. We serve all 88 Ohio counties, providing direct services to more than 800,000 Ohioans annually and educating millions of consumers about what they can do to protect and preserve their precious gift of sight. Prevent Blindness Ohio is an affiliate of Prevent Blindness America, the country’s second-oldest national voluntary health organization. For more information or to make a donation call 800-301-2020 or visit us on the web at