Post Graduate
Specialized Grant

Eligibility Process

All requests for Postgraduate Specialized Grants must be submitted in writing by the requesting organization directly to Alcon via the submission portal. To determine eligibility for the Postgraduate Specialized Grants from the Independent Medical Education Grant Office (IME), please complete the online Eligibility Questionnaire. 


Alcon IME is no longer accepting Post Graduate Specialized Grant applications for the 2024 – 2025 Academic Year.

Scientific paperwork

Please note the following general guidelines for Postgraduate Specialized Grants:

- Requesting organization must be tax exempt or government affiliated

- Organization should be an accredited ophthalmology program (ACGME)

- Requests are limited to one grant per University for each academic year
Eye patient in OR

The submission must include the following information about the organization:

- Organization’s name, address, phone number that coordinates with the W9 (for US institutions) or that coordinates with the Certificate of Incorporation or Certificate of Existence (for Canadian institutions)

- Lead contact at requesting organization with phone number and email address for follow up

- Letter of Request on School’s letterhead signed by the chair

Note: The submission must include Program Budget, Course Syllabus, Educational Objectives and Post Event Outcomes Measurement Plan
Laser in the eye during surgery

Next steps:

1. Request is reviewed by the IME Grant Office

2. Notification will be provided within 5 business days determining whether request will be accepted for consideration

Accepted requests will remain active unless notified otherwise by requesting party

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