$6000 ICO Three Month Fellowship Scholarship – Mexico 2022

Written by K Fisher on January 16, 2022

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

  • Country of the Scholarship

  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Ph.D. scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    $5000 - $7000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

    Private sponsor
  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

    Travel and visa costs
  • Scholarship Contact Details

    Phone Number:

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) is one of the world’s leading facilities for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the eyes, ears, nose, and throat, and related structures of the head and neck. Founded in 1820, NYEE is the first and most historic specialty hospital in the nation, as well as one of the busiest.

With a rich heritage and a mission of providing the highest quality patient care, graduate and continuing medical education, scientific research, and community outreach, NYEE has built upon its strengths to maintain a leadership position in the fields of ophthalmology, otolaryngology/head and neck surgery, and plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Commitment to excellence has earned NYEE a ranking as one of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” for Ophthalmology, and a number of its medical staff are included in nationwide “Top Doctor” directories.

NYEE is one of the nation’s leading institutions for training the next generation of ophthalmology, ear, nose, and throat specialists. With access to the latest diagnostic technology, the expertise of our nationally recognized faculty, and a diverse patient population, our trainees have the opportunity to learn the safest and least invasive therapies and the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques for common and complex conditions.

NYEE serves as a national and international referral center with a commitment to teaching, research, and care based on the latest technologies. Cutting edge ocular imaging instrumentation provides the highest resolution to diagnose diseases of the cornea, retina, optic nerve, and glaucoma. Multidisciplinary teams specialize in acute and chronic ear disease, cochlear implantation, intra-cranial tumors, and facial nerve disorders In all forms of aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, microsurgical capabilities and minimal incision techniques produce a natural, youthful appearance with rapid recovery.

Highly experienced staff in state-of-the-art surgical facilities have made NYEE’s 19 operating rooms a benchmark of efficiency. Less invasive surgical procedures and technologies—many developed and refined in the ORs and labs of NYEE—have improved treatment success rates and shortened hospital stays in all core specialties.

The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) Three-Month Fellowships help promising young ophthalmologists from developing countries improve their practical skills and broaden their perspectives of ophthalmology. Approximately 60 three-month fellowships are awarded each year.

The ICO Three-Month Fellowships help promising young ophthalmologists from low-resource countries to improve their practical skills and broaden their perspectives of ophthalmology. Fellows are expected to bring the acquired knowledge and skills back to their home country and take part in programs to preserve and restore vision.

These fellowships provide young ophthalmologists from developing countries with exposure to and training in several sub-specialties in ophthalmology. The program is intended to be flexible to meet the needs of different countries and individuals. Approximately 60 Fellowships are awarded each year.

The ICO Three-Month Fellowship is awarded twice a year, with application deadlines of March 31, 2022 and September 30, 2022.


  • The fellowship scholarship will be served at teaching institutions in Mexico, China, Jordan, India, and Iran.
  • Students are required to go through the specialist exam in ophthalmology.
  • There is an age limit where individuals can not be over the age of 40 years when applying.
  • It is readily stated that the recipient who gets to receive this incredible training will go back to their home country to utilize the training they have learned. To help improve there own community.
  • An English proficiency exam will need to be taken by all that apply. Along with a native proficiency exam from the country in which the individual is from.
  • The ICO Three-Month Fellowship offers training in the following sub-specialties: General Ophthalmology, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Uveitis, Glaucoma, Cornea & External Diseases, (no Refractive Surgery), Medical Retina, Vitreo-Retinal Surgery, Oculoplastics, Cataract Surgery, Ocular Oncology, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Ocular Pathology, and Community Eye Health.


Ironically enough the “how to apply” process includes multiple steps that involves requirements. A lot of these requirements will be the applicant filling in basic information that is needed. Such as native country, gender, grade on exams, and etc.

However, an important piece of information is that applicants need to know why they should apply for grants and scholarships, when it comes to short term duration courses.

How to Apply

There are s few steps to follow when applying for such a specific scholarship such as this one. Since ICO has multiple fellowships and scholarships available, here is the easiest way to go about it:

  1. Select a Fellowship: Every applicant the fills out the application form needs to include their native country, the ICO Fellowship(s) they seem to be eligible for.
  2. Complete Eligibility Check: All applicants will be asked eventually to provide information in order to determine if they are eligible to receive the selected ICO Fellowship.
  3. ICO Eligibility Review: After each individual has given their information and it is submitted to the ICO. This is the process where eligibility will be determined. All applicants will be notified of the decision and asked to complete the application or informed that they may in fact not eligible for this award.
  4. Apply to a Host Training Center: If the students is eligible, they will need to select and apply to a host training center.
  5. Application Review: Each individuals request will be reviewed by the host the individual has previously selected. Once accepted, the student will need to confirm the details agreed upon between both parties. If the request is declined,  then the student will need to select another host.
  6. Fellowship Application Submitted: All applicants will be notified that their processing application is complete and being reviewed by the appropriate ICO Fellowship Committee.

This step by step guide has to be followed otherwise applicants can easily feel lost when applying. However, once an individual follows the steps and sees that they have received the notification that they have been accepted, all is well.


Reward – Extra Benefits

The award amount will include $6000 in USD to cover travel and living expenses for a total of three months. The $6,000 amount will not be increased because that is the maximum amount available. The exact amount is subject to actual student-style living expenses in the host country. This means the $6,000 will be split up to cover living costs as well.



The official deadline date is registered for applications by September 30, 2022. The scholarship fellowship is awarded and notices sent out in January 2023. The earliest start date is April 1, 2023 of the same year.


Open Submission Window Time Frame

The open submission window time frame is between March and September of 2022.



This is an annual scholarship fellowship that is typically awarded to approximately 60-90 three-month fellowships each year.

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