News and notices. January 06, 2020

The Peter Ackland Scholarship

A female teacher in Kenya holding up a smartphone in front of the blackboard, testing vision of a female student
© Peek Vision

In recognition of Peter Ackland’s contribution to global eye health, his commitment to supporting the eye health leaders of the future, and his role as Founding Trustee of the Peek Vision Foundation, The Foundation has established a scholarship in his name.

The scholarship will cover the fees, flights, visa and accommodation for one student to attend the International Eye Health one week short course at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, 6 – 10 July. The scholarship will commence in 2020 and run annually for 3 years.

The Scholarship is open to any eye health professional (ophthalmic nurse, optometrist and ophthalmologist) or programme manager in the field of eye care from a Low or Middle income Country (LMIC), who has at least three years of work experience in eye health, and is fluent in English.

If you are interested in applying please contact scholarship@peekvision.org for application details. Deadline for applications is 14th February 2020.