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|BSK-COVD Research Grant|
In 2013, Beta Sigma Kappa (BSK) entered into partnership with COVD by providing an initial donation of $50,000 to endow research in vision development.
The Beta Sigma Kappa (BSK) – COVD Research Grant program administered by the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) supports optometric and vision science faculty research and optometric resident research. The fund will provide support for optometric faculty research and/or optometric resident research in binocular vision and/or visual performance issues. Annual grant will consist up to $2,000.
Award and Eligibility
All optometric related faculty and optometry residents at an accredited school or college of optometry, irrespective of membership in BSK or COVD, are eligible to apply for a BSK-COVD Research Grant.
Submission and Review Procedures
Applications are accepted from July through August 15 yearly
Submissions should consist of 6 pages or less, preferably in PDF format and contain the following:
A. Cover page
B. Research plan
C. Budget explanation
D. Helsinki declaration
E. Letter of endorsement
Submissions and supporting materials should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with "BSK [your last name]" in the subject.
Submissions will receive a confirmation receipt by e-mail from COVD within 3 business days of receipt. If you do not receive a confirmation, email or call the International Office at (330) 995-0718 to ensure the application is on file.
Recognition of Awardees
The award recipient(s) and an institution representative will be invited to attend the COVD Annual Meeting where, at the COVD Awards Luncheon, the recipient(s) will be recognized.
2016James Kundart, OD, MEd, FAAO, FCOVD-A
Associate Professor of Optometry, Pacific University College of Optometry
Nawaf Almutairi, OD
Faculty, Optometry Department, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
Comparison of EnChroma and ChromaPop Filters for the Correction of Color Vision Deficiency
Jameel Kanji, OD, MSc
2014Tamara Oechslin, OD, MS
Imaging of Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Effects (I-CITE)