[visionlist] Envision Announces 2017 Research Fellowship Opportunity

Laura Walker Laura.Walker at envisionus.com
Mon Jun 26 16:16:08 -04 2017


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FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

Our goal is to restore function to the blind and visually impaired. To this end, we dedicate our
research to investigating the functional implications of vision loss, early screening and access
to treatments, optimizing rehabilitation therapies and developing accessibility technology.

The Envision Research Institute (ERI) announces the opening of an exciting opportunity to apply for a postdoctoral research fellowship!

ERI is a uniquely attractive place to receive postdoctoral training in vision research, as training includes an immersion in Envision's many resources in Wichita, Kansas, which include a vision clinic, low vision rehabilitation services, early childhood development center, outreach and clinical education, and employment for the blind and visually impaired.

Applicants must hold a doctoral degree at the time of award (PhD, MD, OD, OTD, JD) in engineering, computer science, psychology, vision science, epidemiology, social sciences or related fields. Awards are up to 2 years in duration. Training and research is conducted at ERI, however the fellow may travel to his/her mentor's institution for up to 6 months to establish the collaboration and receive additional training not available at ERI.

More information about our Fellowship Program can be found at http://research.envisionus.com/Fellowship-Program.
A list of participating mentors can be found at https://www.envisionus.com/EnvisionUS/media/SiteImages/Page%20Banners/2017-Mentor-List(accessible)_3.pdf

Submit a Letter of Intent and CV to research at envisionus.com<mailto:research at envisionus.com> no later than 12:00pm CT on Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

Letters of Intent should not exceed two (2) pages, and must contain a brief description of the following:

*         Description of the applicant and his/her background

*         Brief description of the intended research project and how it addresses the mission of Envision

*         Proposed external mentor(s) and what new training they would support for the fellow

*         List of topical areas relevant to the research (for guiding appointment of selection committee)

*         Applicant's CV (not part of 2 page limit)

Invitations to apply will be sent by July 14th, with applications due on August 23rd. Awards will be announced by the end of October. Fellowships are expected to commence after October 2017.

Please email any program questions to research at envisionus.com<mailto:research at envisionus.com>.

Laura Walker, Ph.D.
Executive Director - Envision Research Institute
Envision, Inc.
610 N. Main St.
Wichita, Kansas 67203
O: 316-440-1506
F: 316-440-1540
www.envisionus.com/research<http://www.envisionus.com/research>

Envision: To improve the quality of life and provide inspiration for the blind and visually impaired through employment, outreach, rehabilitation, education and research.


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