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Fellowships & Scholarships



Fellowships & Scholarships

The Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology
The mission of the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO) is the prevention of blindness through lifelong education and cultural exchange among ophthalmologists in the Western Hemisphere.

The Pan-American Ophthalmological Foundation
The Pan-American Ophthalmological Foundation (PAOF) was founded 1959 by Dr. Brittain F. Payne, Dr. J. Wesley McKinney, Dr. James H. Allen, Dr. Algernon B. Reese, and Dr. A. Edward Maumenee of the United States to support the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO) and its educational programs.



If you have been awarded the Gillingham Pan-American Fellowship, the Latin American/PAAO Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship at UT Southwestern, or the Pyott Retinal Research Fellowship at UC Irvine, you are not eligible to apply for any other Pan-American Scholarship or Award.


** 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 scholarship/fellowship funding are ineligible to apply for additional scholarships/fellowships/funding.

PAAO Main Office - 1301 S Bowen Road #450 - Arlington TX 76013 USA
Tel: 817-275-7553 Fax: 817-275-3961 Email: info@paao.org