Fellowship Awards

The Retina Society Fellowship Research Award and The Raymond R. Margherio Award

Deadline: April 1, 2020

Download the Fellowship Award Instructions (PDF)

Current Clinical Fellows of active members of the Retina Society, including those graduating in June 2020, may submit an abstract and manuscript to be considered for either The Retina Society Fellowship Research Award or The Raymond R. Margherio Award for the 2020 Annual Meeting in New York City, August 26-29.

The Fellowship Awards are given to one or more Clinical Fellows for outstanding original work in any aspect of vitreoretinal disease including in the clinical, translational, or basic sciences. The research project should represent work conducted during their current clinical vitreoretinal fellowship.

These awards carry a stipend that will cover normal travel, lodging, and registration fees to attend the Annual Meeting. In addition, the award winners will be featured prominently in the program and will deliver a spotlight lecture.

In addition to an abstract that must be submitted by the April 1, 2020 deadline, applications require a completed manuscript (formatted for journal submission), CV, and letter from Retinal Society sponsor member (submitted no later than April 10, 2020).

All submissions will be evaluated by the Awards Committee for both prizes and whose decision will be final.

Application Requirements

  • Applicant must be a clinical fellow of an active member
  • Applicant must be the presenting/senior author on the abstract
  • Sponsoring Society member must be in attendance at the meeting
  • Original research work to have been completed during the current clinical VR fellowship
  • Applicant is responsible for obtaining the sponsoring Society member’s letter of support
  • All abstracts must be submitted through the on-line abstract submission system no later than April 1, 2020
  • Manuscript style must be suitable for subsequent submission for publication
  • Sponsor support letter must be received no later than April 10, 2020
  • All required documents must be PDFs


Contact Judith Cerone Keenan at (617) 227-8767 or RetinaSoc@aol.com.