The Victoria Cohen scholarship for aspiring ocular oncologists

One award of US$30,000 made each year to support someone applying for, or currently undertaking, an ocular oncology fellowship anywhere in the world.

Who can apply?


  • You are a registrar or resident in ophthalmology
  • You are applying for an ocular oncology fellowship at a recognised centre of excellence for the study of ocular oncology
  • You are in need of financial assistance to be able to complete your fellowship


This award is annual.

Everyone who applies before the 31st March 2023 deadline will be told by e-mail whether they have been included in the shortlist by 1st May 2023.

An offer for the award will be made by email on 1st July 2023.

Subject to the judging panel being satisfied that all the conditions of the award have been met, funds will be sent to the successful applicant in two instalments, on 1st August 2023 and 1st February 2024. If the fellowship is terminated for any reason before payment dates, payment will be withheld.

The deadline for applications for the next award is 31st March 2023, at 2300 UTC.

How to apply

In the first instance, complete the application form. We will contact you by email to let you know the status of your application.

If you are shortlisted we will ask you to provide the following:

  • A CV including a list of publications.
  • A letter from the fellowship supervisor indicating your preliminary acceptance, tentative fellowship dates, and plan.
  • A letter or reference that comments on how your fellowship will benefit ocular oncology clinical care or research endeavours in your country.
  • A one-page personal statement, outlining your prior experience in ophthalmology and ocular oncology, your reasons for pursuing the fellowship, and your long term plans.

Please do not send any of these until we ask you to do so.