Awards & Prizes
Atwell Award Research by a young investigator presented at ARVO in the area of low vision Low Vision Research Group (LVRG) Plaque + $500
Beckman-Argyros Award in Vision Research To reward individuals who are making significant transformative breakthroughs in vision research; this may include those whose contributions to science in general, or through the development of an innovative technology or fundamental scientific breakthrough have been applied to, aided and/or improved the vision sciences. Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation $100K award + $400K grant
Bressler Prize Leadership, research and service have resulting in important advancements in the treatment of eye disease or rehabilitation of persons with vision loss. Jewish Guild for the Blind (JGB) $35,000
Carl Zeiss Young Investigator Award on Ophthalmic Research This "Carl Zeiss Young Investigator Award on Ophthalmic Research" will recognize a young researcher for his/her distinguished scientific contribution in the wider field of ophthalmic research , including visual psychophysics, physiological and biomedical optics and the research efforts to overcome the respective optical limitations of vision. Carl Zeiss Vision and Carl Zeiss Meditec 3,000 Euro and 1,000 Euro travel stipend
António Champalimaud Vision Award Outstanding contributions that have provided major breakthroughs in the understanding/preservation of vision (in even years) or work towards the alleviation of visual impairment and blindness in developing regions (in odd years) Champalimaud foundation Eu 1,000,000
Cogan Award Important contributions to research in ophthalmology or visual science that are directly related to disorders of the human eye or visual system. Nominee must be 40 years of age or younger at the time of nomination. ARVO Plaque
Davida Teller Award The award will be given to a woman visual scientist, with exceptional contributions to the field of vision science. A strong history of mentoring will also be given consideration. VSS  
Deane B. Judd Award Work of international importance in the fields of color perception, color measurement, or color technology AIC
Edgar D. Tillyer Award Distinguished work in the field of vision Optical Society of America $1,500
Elsevier/VSS Young Investigator Award The prize, established in 2007, is awarded each year to an outstanding visual scientist who has received an advanced degree within the past 10 years. Vision Sciences Society (VSS)  
Friedenwald Award Outstanding research of senior scientists in the basic or clinical sciences as applied to ophthalmology ARVO Plaque
Godlove Award Long-term contributions in the field of color Inter-Society Color Council
Grawemeyer Award Outstanding ideas in the science of Psychology University of Louisville $200,000
Helen Keller Prize Vision Research Helen Keller Foundation
IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Optics

Awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution in the field of applied optics and photonics, with no more than eight years of research experience after obtaining the doctoral degree.

International Commission for Optics (ICO) Medal, a certificate, and a cash award of Eu1000
Kupfer Award Distinguished public service on behalf of eye and vision research ARVO Plaque
Kurt-Koffka medal The Kurt-Koffka award is meant to honor scientists who advanced the fields of perception or developmental psychology to an extraordinary extent. Department of Psychology at Giessen University Medal
Lewis Rudin Glaucoma Prize Most outstanding glaucoma publication New York Academy of Medicine
Macbeth Award Outstanding contributions in the field of color AIC

Mildred Weisenfeld Award Distinguished scholarly contributions to the clinical practice of ophthalmology ARVO Plaque
Oberdorfer Award in Low Vision The ARVO Low Vision Cross-Sectional Group selects and evaluates potential nominees. Recipients are selected based on the role they have in furthering low vision research. ARVO  
Otto Schade Prize Outstanding scientific or technical contribution to the advancement of functional performance and/or image quality of information displays SID $2000, Plaque
Proctor Medal Outstanding research of senior scientists in the basic or clinical sciences as applied to ophthalmology ARVO Medal
Shepard Prize University of Arizona Roger N. Shepard Dissertation Award in Cognitive Science, for the best dissertation in cognitive science bridging psychology and philosophy of mind/science University of Arizona $1,000
Special Recognition Award Outstanding service to ARVO and the vision research community ARVO Plaque
Tom Troscianko Award Vision science Applied Vision Association/ECVP 1000 GBP
Troland Award Two awards, each given to young investigators (age 40 or younger) to recognize unusual achievement and further empirical research in psychology regarding the relationships of consciousness and the physical world. NAS $50,000 research fund
Verriest Medal Long-term contributions to the knowledge of colour vision ICVS Medal
Young Investigator Award An outstanding visual scientist who has received an advanced degree within the past 10 years VSS
William James Prize Contributions to the Study of Consciousness ASSC $1000, meeting travel
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