Student Attendance & Grants

The ISCLR offers student grants to enable graduate students, post-doctoral
students and clinical residents to attend the Nineteenth Symposium. Grants
cover the lowest economy return airfare and twin share accommodation for
six nights (Saturday to Thursday).

The submitted abstract should contain original work not presented elsewhere. The deadline for submissions is 10th March 2017.

Successful students are generally requested to present a five minute
powerpoint presentation and a poster of their work. They will also be expected
to participate in relevant discussion periods. Successful students will also
be asked to provide administrative and audio visual support to the Secretariat
at the meeting.

Student grants are intended for those who are actively involved in contact
lens or related areas of research. Applicants must complete the Student Application
Form (here) with appropriate signature(s) from their student advisor,
who should also be a member of ISCLR, and an abstract that should include
purpose, methods, results and conclusions. The abstract should not exceed
one single-spaced typed page.

Please note that posters should have the maximum dimensions of 2.0 metres x 0.9 metres (Landscape). Applications must be supported by a current ISCLR member or they will not be considered.

Application form and submission

For an application form, download the Student Abstract Form (2017), complete it and then email it as a word document to

We require this as a word document to allow us to edited the abstract to make the content anonymous for review purposes only. The declaration on the form must be signed by the nominating ISCLR member or they can send a separate email confirming their support.

Further information

If you are a graduate student, post doctoral student or a clinical resident
and would like more information about attending the ISCLR, please contact
Craig Woods, Secretary, ISCLR on

The ISCLR Hikaru Hamano Travel Fellowship

The ISCLR Hikaru Hamano Travel Fellowship was established at the 2013 meeting in Kyoto and was established to support and acknowledge the leading student abstract that was presented at the meeting. This leading abstract is defined as the student abstract that receives the highest vote from the ISCLR council members during the selection process.

Past recipients are:

2015 Michael Samsom, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2013 Cameron Postnikoff, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada