The Heed Foundation Merit Award Fellowship Program Open Now for Applications

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The Heed Ophthalmic Foundation designates the Heed Fellowship as a Merit Award of $10,000. This annual award is granted to individuals pursuing postgraduate studies in ophthalmology or the related visual sciences.



Applicants for the award must:

  • be citizens or naturalized citizens of the United States
  • be graduates of either accredited medical schools or schools of osteopathic medicine, or possess an ECFMG certificate
  • conduct their postgraduate studies in the United States


Applications will be accepted through February 1, 2019 for fellowships beginning in the same year. Applicants who will be starting the second year of a two-year fellowship in 2019 are also eligible. Heed Fellowships will only be awarded to any individual once.


Application Cycle

Opens:             October 1

Closes:             February 1



Please direct questions about Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowships to the Heed Administrator, Lisa Brown, at


For More Information

Please visit the Applicants section of the Heed Ophthalmic Foundation website for additional details about requirements and a helpful FAQ section.