The Pan-American Ophthalmological Foundation (PAOF) was founded 1959 by Dr. Brittain F. Payne, Dr. J. Wesley McKinney, Dr. James H. Allen, Dr. Algernon B. Reese, and Dr. A. Edward Maumenee of the United States to support the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO) and its educational programs. The PAOF is a 501 (c)(3) under the Internal Revenue Code of the United States. Financial information is available upon request by contacting the PAAO/PAOF Administrative Office.
The PAAO is dedicated to the prevention of blindness through lifelong education and cultural exchange among ophthalmologists in the Western Hemisphere.
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I. General Research Grant Requests
Grant requests may be submitted to the PAOF. These projects are in the areas of education, research, and /or community service. The grant request applications are sent to a Review Committee for a rigorous review and the average grant is US$10,000. The main author must be a PAAO Active member. The PAOF will receive grant applications only by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Receipt deadlines for grant applications are March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31. Complete all requested information, save the file as AuthorName.doc and return/forward it to email@example.com.
General Research Grant Guidelines and Application forms
III. Pan-American Association of Eye Banks (APABO)
The PAOF annually has been supportive of the Pan-American Association of Eye Banks (APABO). APABO's mission is to educate and improve the level of eye banking in Latin America. Click here to visit the APABO websiite. http://www.apaboeyebanks.org/
PAAO Main Office - 1301 S Bowen Road #450 - Arlington TX 76013 USA Tel: 817-275-7553 Fax: 817-275-3961