The World Glaucoma Association (WGA) is proud to offer 3 places in their inaugural Research Mentorship Program in 2022.
Developed by the members of the WGA Associate Advisory Board, which includes some of the top younger glaucoma researchers internationally, the program is designed to facilitate mentorship and nurturing of research skills in budding ophthalmologists who wish to pursue glaucoma research and learn additional research skills.
Who can apply?
The mentorship program is targeted at younger ophthalmologists or ophthalmologists-in-training who may have some prior experience in research, are keen to pursue further glaucoma research at their home institution, and would benefit from the knowledge and experience of established researchers. Applicants are asked to provide a CV, a supportive letter from their home institution, and an outline of their proposed research strategy, as well as describe their clinical and academic background and some of the current challenges they face with pursuing their research. They can choose from a list of potential mentors from the Associate Advisory Board.
About the program
If successful, the applicant will be matched with a suitable mentor, with whom they will virtually meet regularly and over 12 months to hopefully achieve substantial progress in their field of research.
Areas of mentorship will include:
- Project initiation (research question/methodology/stats)
- Publication process
- Development of grant funding proposal
At the end of the one-year mentorship, the quality of the mentees’ research will be judged and if adequate they will receive a travel grant for flights and registration to the 2023 World Glaucoma Congress to present their research.