Scholarship Opportunities 2015

The IODA community is proud of its scholarship tradition.

We have supported young OD professionals as well as long term IODA members, from challenged economies, and new emergent academic programs in Africa, Chile, Hungary, Mexico, Thailand and other Asian and South American countries.

The scholarship process is now open for applications to assist with 2015 conference costs. The deadline for submitting your application is now extended until Wednesday, June 15th, 2015.



To receive a scholarship we are encouraging you to become a member of IODA.

The applicant can get awarded up to two times in their life time.

The scholarship provides conference registration and accommodation, meals served at the conference facility and cultural events included in the conference program. Each year the IODA scholarship committee cooperates closely with the host conference team and attempts to find accommodation for scholarship recipients.

Scholarship recipients are responsible for all other costs prior to, during and following the conference, including return transport costs from your country to Portland, Oregon, USA and from your accommodation to the conference venue during the conference.


What to submit?

Please download the application form here and submit this completed document together with a brief CV including a digital photo of you and an endorsement letter by an OD professional, preferably an IODA member.

Applicants are advised to immediately begin to find out the process for getting a visa. This differs from country to country and can take a long time. So please be ready if your scholarship application is successful.

The current conference scholarship committee consists of:

Rod Barnett, IODA VP and Chair of the Scholarship Committee

Peter Norlin, Member of the Scholarship Committee and Program Committee of the 2nd ODWS, 2015

Silke Haebold, Committee Member and IODA’s Operations Manager


IODA Members and others can contribute to scholarships in the following way:

Donate to the IODA scholarship fund here. These funds are used for membership and/or conference scholarships.

For additional conference information please visit the IODA web page or click here.