McPherson ERI Visiting Scholar Opportunity

For the fourth year, the McPherson Eye Research Institute has allocated funds to support one Visiting Scholar invited to the UW-Madison campus by a McPherson ERI member. (McPherson ERI members from other institutions can also be invited to UW-Madison as Visiting Scholars.) Funds will be available to support the costs of travel and lodging (up to $2000).

Past visiting scholars were Shannon Ross-Sheehy, PhD (2016, Psychology, East Tennessee State University, hosted by Vanessa Simmering); Alex Huang, MD, PhD (2017, Doheny Eye Institute, UCLA, hosted by Gillian McLellan); and Riccardo Natoli, PhD (2018, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, hosted by Janis Eells and Aki Ikeda).

The purpose of this opportunity is to facilitate lasting collaborations and/or training in support of broadly vision-related research including bioengineering, technology development, imaging, data visualization, cognitive psychology and/or neuroscience, ophthalmology, and general biology of the eye.  Please call Gail Stirr, 265-4023, for clarification on vision-related research if in doubt.

The proposed scholar’s visit should be planned for a minimum of three full days (four nights) and up to a week. Funding maximum is $2000 from the McPherson ERI.

Junior faculty applicants are particularly encouraged to apply, but faculty at all levels are welcome to apply.

Please submit applications by February 1st, 2019 to Gail Stirr ( Review by the Education Committee will be completed in February, with the selected McPherson ERI-member host to be notified immediately. The host can then communicate with the Visiting Scholar to schedule his/her time at UW-Madison between March 1, 2019 and December 20, 2019.