Through its annual program of Awards, the COETF has supported faculty development, research and/or specialized education programs carried out by graduate students and investigative projects conducted by undergraduates and faculty at Canada's schools of optometry, as well as projects undertaken by independent practitioners or members of the public.
Research and academic support are vital to our profession. COETF is our charity and needs our contributions, now more than ever. Please give generously and often.
2020 COETF AWARDS PROGRAM
In 2019, the COETF received a total 34 applications and of those, 18 were granted at least partial funding totaling almost $50,000 for research projects. In most cases, applicants are not given full funding as the total amount of funding requested greatly exceeds the money available for granting. Awards funding is based on the revenue from interest earned over the previous year and the donations received from Canadian Optometrists.
The deadline for submissions for the 2020 Awards Program is Monday, February 3, 2020
Award Evaluation criteria are available here.
To view the 2019 Award Recipients, please click here.