Networking Grants

The Executive Committee voted in 1992 to establish education grants for EBAA member eye banks. Each year, two grants of $1,500.00 each may be awarded to promote the interchange of ideas between eye banks. This unique grant allows staff from one eye bank to visit another eye bank to learn a specific aspect of eye banking or to work on a project of common interest. The grant recipients will be announced each year during the Annual Meeting in June.

The next application cycle will open in January 2018.

Application Process

To apply for a grant, please send the following items to the EBAA office:

A formal letter to the EBAA Office addressed to the Executive Committee that includes:

  • Educational objectives and the reason that the visit is needed
  • The name of the bank to be visited
  • A plan of action
  • Statement to present findings at an EBAA-sponsored meeting

A formal letter from the host eye bank agreeing to host the networking opportunity.

Past Networking Grant projects have included:

  • Learning more about various pre-cutting programs
  • Developing training programs
  • Improving call center operations
  • Establishing industry norms for QA and Regulatory Compliance Programs
  • Finding ways to promote the message of eye banking
  • Creating programs for managers to monitor cases that did not move forward to consent or conversion