These Awards recognise achievement and celebrate outstanding contributions to research in the fields of optometry, optics and vision science. All Award winners to date are listed on the individual Award page.
The deadline for nominations and applications for the below Awards in 2016 has now passed. The winners will be announced in due course.
The Philip Cole Prize (nomination or application)
For excellence in practice-based research by College members, this Prize is to honour the important contribution that practising optometrists continue to make to the optometric evidence base. The Prize includes a bursary of £500.
The following Awards are also part of the College's Research Excellence Awards but are not available for nomination or application this year.
The President's Research Medal (nomination only)
This award is for outstanding contribution to research and recognises a lifetime's career in optometric/vision science research. The medal is awarded every four years and has a bursary of £10,000.
The inaugural winner of the award is Professor Larry Thibos, who gave a lecture and accepted the Medal in February 2014.
The following Award is available every year, chosen by the OPO Editorial Board.
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