Travel Awards

AVA Travel Awards provide 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 current application round is for conferences held between 1st April 2019 – 1st April 2020.

Two awards will be made: one made by the AVA directly and the other (the Geoffrey J Burton award) made possible by the Vision Scientists Memorial Fund. Recipients of awards are required to write a conference report for the AVA website.

The closing date for applications is 1st April, 2019.

Completed application forms, together with a letter of support from your supervisor, should be sent to Dr Eric Liggins ( Applications will be judged on scientific merit by the Executive Committee of the AVA.

Link to application form here.