Girish Chandra came from modest beginnings in India to further his ophthalmic career in the UK in the 1960’s. He subsequently worked in numerous countries in North America and Asia. He recognises that the chance to train in the UK is a valuable and cherished opportunity, and he hopes that this award will facilitate this for future ophthalmologists.
The aim of the award is to allow doctors from outside the U.K. to come to the U.K. for training or a period of clinical observation. They would need to have already secured a training or observer post to be able to apply for this award.
Funding has been generously donated by Girish Chandra who has offered the sum of up to £1,000 annually for this award. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists has been asked to undertake the administration of this new award.
Further details and the application form can be found on the Scholarships, Award and Prizes page on the College website: https://www.rcophth.ac.uk/events-courses/scholarships-awards-prizes/
The closing date is 1 November 2023. Applications and queries should be submitted to [email protected]