ICO-Retina Research Foundation One-year Helmerich Fellowship

Scholarship in Medicine
  • Apply Before : September 30, 2021

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 7944
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • Fields of study Ophthalmology
  • Opportunity Type : Partially Funded
  • Duration 1 year
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

international council of ophthalmology offers ICO-Retina Research Foundation Helmerich Fellowships to support young ophthalmologists from developing countries. Applicants who wish to be educated and passionate about enhancing ophthalmic and patient care in their home countries are highly encouraged to apply.

Organization: international council of ophthalmology

Duration: one year

Deadline: 30 September 2022

Prize: $25000

The prize will cover:

  • Living expenses
  • Traveling cost
  • Health insurance
  • Liabilities
  • Other professional expenses


  • Applicants must complete the residency training before applying for the fellowship.
  • The applicant’s age must be under 40 years.
  • have the residency in one of  low resource countries
  • Applicants must return back to their home country after completion of the fellowship.
  • Applicants must have received an acceptance letter from the host university.
  • Must meet the language requirements of the fellowship training center.
  • Must pass one or more than one ICO exam which will be checked during the application evaluation.
  • Applicants who are from countries with ophthalmologic societies will be preferred.
  • those applicants whose applications are previously rejected can reapply.

Required documents:

  • Passport scanned copy
  • Recommendation letter from the current chair’s recommendation and residency (DOC file, 80 KB)
  • Previous recommendation letter from applicant’s supervisor of Chair’s (DOC file, 80 KB)
  • Acceptance letter must be filled by the host university. (DOC, 80KB)
  • Letter of confirmation for completion of ophthalmology residency.
  • Confirmation letter of Post –Fellowship Position from any teaching institution or public service hospital
  • Letter of recommendation  must be filled by ophthalmology head at a teaching institute or public hospital based on the applicant’s surgery experience from the home country.


Note: the uploaded files must be in (jpg, pdf, doc, docx, and png, the file’s size must not be more than 20MB,), do not submit your file in zip.

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How to apply:

Fill the Online application form


If applicants any questions, they can have a glance to frequently asked question, for further information they can contact to fellowship@icoph.org

Fellowship official link


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