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VSRP Fellowship Program

Unique in North America, two-thirds of the interest generated from our endowment supports graduate student research at the University of Toronto. As long as a student's master's thesis or doctoral thesis research falls into an area that will enhance vision health or our understanding of basic visual processes, from molecular genetics to social work and rehabilitation, he or she will be eligible for support at a level that matches the Canadian Institute of Health Research programs. Within this fellowship support there are two special awards, the William P. Callahan Fellowship and the Stella Zegas-Dunn Fellowship.

Dr. William P. Callahan Fellowship for Clinician Scientists

This prestigious award is named for the late ophthalmologist, Dr. William P. Callahan, founder of the Eye Research Institute of Canada (now re-named the Vision Science Research Program). Dr. Callahan was a staff member of St. Michael's Hospital, The Hospital for Sick Children and The Toronto General Hospital and was a professor of ophthalmology at the University of Toronto. The Fellowship will be awarded to the most promising person who has completed his or her specialist medical training and is continuing towards a Ph.D. degree in vision science at the University of Toronto.

The Stella Zegas-Dunn Graduate Fellowship in Vision Science

This fellowship is awarded to the most outstanding M.Sc. or Ph.D. graduate student enrolled in any graduate department doing a thesis in vision science at the University of Toronto. Stella Zegas-Dunn was graduate administrator in the Department of Immunology. She succumbed to cancer in the early 1990's. Her husband, Dr. James Dunn, was Vice-president for research of Visible Genetics, the now defunct company that started in the early days of ERIC and whose stock shares contributed to the endowment for the VSRP Fellowship Program.

To learn more about the criteria for applying for the VSRP Award Application, click here: (Word, PDF).


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