2020 Travel Grants










Jack McGovern (center) meets the Inaugural Foundation Travel Grant Awardees at the 2019 Advances in Pediatric Retina course in Salt Lake City. From left to right is Lauren Wright, Giovanna Enriquez, Luis Chimal, Jack McGovern, Margaret Reynolds, Omar Moinuddin, and Ella Leung.


The Jack McGovern Coats’ Disease Foundation is preparing to accept applications for 2020 Travel Grants. These grants are being offered to Pediatric Retina Fellows and/or Pediatric Retina Specialists within their first five years of practice.

Since 2006, the Jack McGovern Coats’ Disease Foundation has been working to support the medical community’s efforts to investigate the causes of and to improve treatments for Coats’ Disease, with the goal of finding a cure.  We are offering Travel Grants for junior doctors and researchers to attend the 2020 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Conference in Baltimore, Maryland on May 3-7, 2020.

Our vision is to find a cure for Coats’ Disease. To achieve this, the Foundation is committed to these four goals: Build Awareness of Coats’ Disease; Raise Funds for Research; Fund Research; and Build Patient Resources, such as a Doctor Directory. We have also established a Patient Registry for researchers to access.

By sponsoring travel to conferences for new professionals, we hope to raise awareness about the Jack McGovern Coats’ Disease Foundation and our efforts to encourage research into this disease. Please visit our website to learn about Research Grant Opportunities supported by the Foundation for research into Coats’ Disease. https://coatsdiseasefoundation.org/research/apply-for-a-grant/

Application forms and deadlines are forthcoming.

All submissions must be submitted as a PDF via email to Deborah Marron at [email protected]