The Geoffrey J Burton award provides funding (up to £750) to support attendance at any conference or meeting at which the awardee will be presenting a paper or poster. Admissible costs are transport, registration, accommodation and subsistence (max £20/day) at a conference.
The awards are open to students registered for a PhD and post-docs within 5 year of achieving their PhD. Applicants must be AVA members and have attended at least one AVA meeting in the 18 months previous to the application deadline.
The award is made possible by the Vision Scientists Memorial Fund. Recipients of awards are required to write a conference report for the AVA website.
Applications will be judged on scientific merit by the Executive Committee of the AVA.
Link to application form here.
The award is currently suspended due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Once in-person scientific conferences resume, we will reopen the application process.