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Travel to the Annual Meeting courtesy of COVD! 

The COVD Annual Meeting Travel Grant is offered to encourage and support optometry student and resident participation at the meeting. The grant is provided through the Wold SAFE Fund, generously funded by the members of COVD. Last year we were able to fund 30 students and residents!


Submission Process & Deadlines

Thank you to all of our applicants!

The submission period for the 2017 Meeting has now ended.  Submissions will reopen in this November through December for the 2018 Annual Meeting.


  • Membership in COVD.

  • Enrollment in an accredited optometry program and or residency program at a school or college of optometry.

Application Process 

  • Application and current CV (Due December 2, 2016)
  •  You will be contacted directly by December 15, 2016 with an article to summarize (Due January 15, 2017)
  •  Grant recipients will be selected based on their CV and article summary and notified by February 10, 2017

If you have any questions, please contact Kris at the International Office.


Summaries of Previous Grant Submissions

Students and residents that submit a grant application are required to summarize an article for the submission process.  This is a compilation of the summaries that were submitted for the COVD 42nd Annual Meeting.