Gillingham Pan-American Fellowship Program Application

Application submission deadline: October 1, 2022

Up to two (2) fellowships in the amount of $10,000 each are offered to qualified Latin American (Mexico, Central, or South America) candidates who have been accepted into an accredited training program in the United States and Canada. The applicant should be no more than 2 to 3 years out of his/her residency program. The candidate must be a member of the PAAO.


If you have any question, please contact the Administrative office (817-275-7553 or [email protected])

Application materials:

1. Completed application form (download form below)

2. Curriculum Vitae (CV), 2-3 pages

3. Letter of interest

4. Letter of recommendation

5. Proof of application to an accredited fellowship program

6. Proof of acceptance into an accredited fellowship program (due by February 1, 2022)

7. Scan or photo of passport


Here we have provided the application you can print out for your information.

Gillingham Pan-American Fellowship guidelines and application form (PDF) Gillingham Pan-American Fellowship guidelines and application form (DOCX)


Funding provided by Retina Research Foundation of Houston, Texas.

Disclaimer: Employees of the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO), Pan-American Ophthalmological Foundation (PAOF), members of the PAAO Executive Committee, members of the PAOF Board of Directors, their immediate family members and members of the same household, whether related or not, are not eligible to apply for scholarship/fellowship funding. All scholarships are subject to federal laws and regulations and are void where prohibited by law or regulation. Applicants agree to abide by the terms of these official rules and by decisions of the Review Committee which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to the scholarship/fellowship. The PAAO & PAOF reserve the right to disqualify any applicant that they determine, in their sole discretion, to be ineligible to participate in the scholarship/fellowship program. Individuals who have previously received travel awards/scholarship/fellowship funding are ineligible to apply for additional awards/ funding.