About the Grant

€1,500 Observership Grants Available

Deadline for Applications: 31 January 2020

Each Observership will be one month in duration

10 grants will be awarded annually

Grants will be awarded in a competitive process

Grant applications will be reviewed by a panel of judges comprising EURETINA Board members

*Applications for the Observership Programme 2020 will open in October 2019.

Who is eligible?

Grant applications are subject to the following terms:

The Observership programme is targeted at trainees in at least their final year of residency OR those who have finished their residency less than 5 years at time of application.

Applicants must be training in a specialised retinal unit or university hospital.

Applicants must be current EURETINA members. To become a member please visit EURETINA membership site. Under the EURETINA YOURS initiative, Ophthalmologists under 40 can now avail of free EURETINA membership for 3 years.

Applicants must be in (or have completed) training in a European country.

Applications will not be considered until all documents have been received.

Observerships must be spent at an approved European hospital or university setting.

Successful applicants will be responsible for making their own application to their preferred Observership centre.

Successful applicants will be asked to provide a short description of their experience at the end of the Observership programme which may be used for promotional purposes (with personal details redacted).


31 January 2019:– Deadline for Applications for 2019

After 31 January 2019: – Formal Review of 2019 Applications

End Of March 2019: – Successful Candidates Announced

Feedback from past Observerships

Applications will re-open in October 2019

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The outcome of all 2019 applications will be communicated via the email address you have provided following peer-review

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