Applications have now closed

Dr Christolyn Raj with ECO Education grant 2018 winner Anna van Koeverden

There’s been a fantastic response to the call for applications for the ECO Education Grant (Vic) 2019, with all applications of a very high standard.

The ECOV/SA committee are currently reviewing all applications, and applicants will be notified of the outcome over the coming weeks.

The annual grant of up to $1,500, is specifically for early career optometrists (ECO) based in Victoria, who are wishing to undertake additional professional development activities.

We are currently looking to establish a similar grant for South Australian-based ECOs, that will be available in 2020.

Victorian ECO’s can apply for funds to support a range of activities such as:

  • participation in professional development short courses or specialist certificates such as those run by the University of Melbourne or the Australian College of Optometry;
  • attendance at national or international optometry conferences;
  • further study including Masters, PhD or research studies, or
  • postgraduate certificates or courses (run by recognised institutions) which may be within or outside the practitioners current scope of practice.

The annual ECO Education Grant (Vic) is generously supported by Dr Christolyn Raj and Sunbury Eye Surgeons.

The grant may be offered to more than one applicant. If this is the case, the amount received by each successful applicant will be determined at the discretion of Optometry Victoria South Australia.

A similar ECO Education Grant (SA) will be available for South Australian-based ECOs from 2020.

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