Director Special Programs,
The Pisart Award in Vision Science was established in 1981. It is funded in part through a bequest of Mme. Georgette Pisart, a long-time Lighthouse Guild volunteer.
The Pisart Award includes an unrestricted cash award. In 2016, the award was $30,000.
Eligibility for the Pisart Award in Vision Science
- Open to early-career vision clinicians or scientists, generally fewer than ten years following completion of last degree or training, whose noteworthy, innovative and scholarly contributions have the potential for substantial influence in the understanding of vision loss, treatment of eye disease or the rehabilitation of people with vision loss.
- Open to candidates from the United States and all countries.
- A single letter of nomination must be submitted with a nomination application for each individual candidate.
- The letter of nomination must establish the individual’s contributions to understanding vision loss, treatment of eye disease or rehabilitation of people with vision loss.
- The letter of nomination must be submitted on the letterhead of the organization or academic institution of the nominator and include his/her full name and title.
- An up-to-date curriculum vitae for the nominee must be included with the application.
- Colleagues or professionals may make nominations.
- More than one individual may be nominated from any academic institution or organization.
- Nomination applications must be submitted online.
- The Awards Committee is made up of scientists and clinicians in the fields of vision care and vision science. The Committee meets annually in the Winter to review nominations.
- Spring 2017 – The Pisart Award recipients are announced.
- October 2017 – The Pisart Award Lecture will be held in New York City.
- December 31, 2017 – Closing date for nominations and receipt of all supporting documents for the 2018 Pisart Award.
- Winter 2018 – Selection Committee meets to review nominations.