The society has a long history of desiring to help those in training and in missions attend the annual meeting. Our hope is that this meeting would significantly impact both your professional and spiritual journey and that you will become an active member of the society going forward, personally investing in the next generation of ophthalmologists and missionaries.

In order to be good stewards of our grant money, we have revised the requirements for eligibility. You may apply for this grant if you meet one of these categories:

  1. Ophthalmology Resident or Fellow (Member in Training – MIT)
  2. 3rd-4th year Medical Student with a strong leaning toward ophthalmology (Member in Training – MIT)
  3. Full time, support-based missionary

Please refer to our grant policy for more details.

Grants for Members in Training 
Grants for Missionaries 

Typically, the grant will pay for:

  • Meeting Registration Fees
  • Lodging (If applicable, for both you and your family)
  • Food that is included in the meeting

If you are travelling with your family, or your program will pay all or part of the expenses, please refer to the appropriate policy page (LINKs coming) for more details.

To apply for a grant, please complete either the MIT Grant Application or the Missionary Grant Application.  

We look forward to seeing you at the Meeting!

You can hear what past Grant Recipients have to say about the meeting by clicking here.

Under His Grace,
COS Board of Directors