The ICO Fellowships were organized to help promising young ophthalmologists, especially those from developing nations, improve their practical skills and broaden their perspectives of ophthalmology.
They are awarded twice a year.
Fellowships generally last three months, but the program is intended to be flexible to meet the needs of different countries and individuals.
Under special circumstances, an ICO Fellowship can be part of a longer fellowship.
The Fellowship does not cover fees for observors.
Fellows are expected to bring the acquired knowledge and skills back to their country of origin and take part in programs to preserve and restore vision.
Candidates must have completed basic residency training in ophthalmology and should be below 40 years of age.
They have to guarantee that they will return to their native countries after the training, resume their old positions, and apply what they have learned.
For more Fellowship information and application, see: ICO International Fellowship Website