Applications for 2018 grants are Now CLOSED 

All Applicants for 2018 Grants  will be notified by email regarding if they have been successful or not before the end of 2017


Resident Educational Grant


Professor Marko Hawlina, Chairman SOE Educational Committee
The Board of SOE offers a limited number of scholarships for ophthalmologists-in-training from East European countries to visit Ophthalmic Centres in Europe.
Applications for the SOE Educational Grant 2018 are now open until September 30th 2017. Only applications which have been submitted via our website will be considered.
At present, the Grant is fixed at 1,000 euro and it is envisaged that the successful applicants will spend a minimum of 4 – 6 weeks observing clinical work in a European Centre.  SOE  has compiled a list of Centres which accept observers and of the subspecialties they offer.
The number of Educational Grants is limited  to 2 or 3 applicants from each East European country (Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, The Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine).

Please note that you should not contact the clinic or hospital you would like to visit while applying for the grant. We will only ask you to contact the clinics or hospital if you have been selected for the SOE Educational Grant, in which case we will give you further information.

Grant Applications are closed for 2018


To view the list of clinics or hospitals which accept observers and the sub specialties they offer  Click Here

To View a table of feedback on Clinics and Hospitals visited by SOE Grant beneficiaries in 2016 click here 

To view a table of feedback on Clinics and Hospitals visited by SOE Grant beneficiaries in 2015  Click here

Teacher Grants

SOE wishes to strengthen links among teachers across Europe and their teaching institutions. To stimulate these links, SOE is pleased to offer a programme of 10 grants and welcomes teachers in active residency training roles in the institutions of Eastern Europe to apply for this programme. The programme is intended either as 2 week or 4 week visits to one of the teaching centres on the SOE list. SOE only supports educators that are actively involved with residency training either in University Hospitals, County teaching hospitals or in private settings with formal residency education programmes. SOE will support the successful candidates with a stipend of 500 EUR. It is up to the applicant to make up this choice based on their availability and agreements with the centre they wish to visit. A short report to the SOE will be required after their return.

Grant Applications are closed for 2018

How All successful Grant Applicants should proceed Click Here