The Bernadotte Foundation Research, Travel and Fellowship Grants
The Bernadotte Foundation for Children’s Eyecare, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) Charitable Foundation incorporated in New York dedicated to the prevention of childhood blindness and visual impairment.
The Foundation awards grants for clinical studies of childhood blindness with a special interest in low birth weight babies. Preference is given for projects in low income and developing countries. The Foundation has also supported International Symposia on various causes of childhood blindness and in that connection Grants for Travel are awarded. The Foundation does not support grants for indirect charges, salaries other than support personnel for time-limited periods or equipment or multi.-year periods.
The Bernadotte Foundation for Children’s Eyecare International Fellow Scholarship
The Bernadotte Foundation for Children’s Eyecare International Fellow Scholarship was recommended by the MAAC in 2014 and approved by the Foundation in 2015 to further the education of international ophthalmologists and ophthalmologists in training who are interested in pediatric ophthalmology, retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) and other childhood blindness topics. The scholarship fund provides support to allow trainees to visit and learn from experts in pediatric ophthalmology and ROP. The fellowship should be no less than 3 months in duration.
By meeting and working with experts, trainees will have the opportunity to learn about the latest innovations and establish valuable relationships in the field of pediatric ophthalmology and ROP.
The scholarship provides funds of up to $12,000 USD for: airfare, travel accommodations, meeting expenses, and administration fees. Preference will be given to applicants from mid income and low income countries. All funds are provided at the discretion of the Bernadotte Foundation for Children’s Eyecare in conjunction with input from the awardee and their mentor.
The Bernadotte Foundation International Travel Awards
The Bernadotte Foundation for Children’s Eyecare has provided travel grants for international ophthalmologists to attend international meetings in pediatric ophthalmology and retinopathy of prematurity (ROP).
The Foundation will award up to 10 travel grants/year and each travel grant provides from $500.00 to $2,000 USD depending on various factors including the country of origin. These grants are intended to pay for: airfare, travel accommodations, meeting expenses, and administration fees as appropriate. All funds are provided at the discretion of the Bernadotte Foundation in conjunction with the meeting coordinators.
Block grants are available to meeting organizers to distribute to worthy applicants. The meeting organizers will provide a list of applicants and the amount awarded to each to the Foundation in their application.
Three Month Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology (January 1 through March 31, 2019.)
The Bernadotte Foundation is currently accepting applications for a three month fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology which is based in New York City. This fellowship will include a one week surgical mission in the Dominican Republic, where the applicant will perform strabismus surgery under the supervision of the fellowship director. In New York City, the fellowship will include observing multiple pediatric ophthalmologists in their clinic, observing ROP screening and the treatment of threshold ROP, and observing approximately 300 surgical cases in the operating room at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mt. Sinai. These surgical cases will consist of strabismus surgery in children and adults(including adjustable sutures in adults), pediatric cataract surgery and nasolacrimal duct probing and stent procedures.
Applicants must have completed a residency in Ophthalmology prior to beginning his fellowship.
A six thousand dollar stipend will be awarded to each fellow for their time in New York City, and an extra one thousand dollar stipend will be awarded for the surgical mission in the Dominican Republic.
Prospective fellows should send their CV and completed application to The Bernadotte Foundation, attention to Dr Brian N. Campolattaro. This fellowship will begin January 1 through March 31, 2019.
Clinical research grants may be awarded not to exceed $10,000/year for a two year contract. A preference will be given to projects done in mid income or low income countries. Application Guidelines
It is our current policy to distribute grants in the aggregate amount of $25,000 annually up to a maximum of $50,000 each year.
If your project or study is within these criteria, please review our Apply for a Grant and the Awarded Grants pages to see the grants our Medical Advisory and Awards Committee has recommended, and that have been awarded in the past. You will find information on the grant process and application guidelines on our Grants page.