Prizes & Awards
The 2016 prize cycle is currently closed. All nominated candidates must complete the Candidate Acceptance Form linked below to be considered.
ISER offers four International Prizes (The Endre A. Balazs Prize, The Ernst H. Bárány Prize, The Paul Kayser International Award in Retina Research, The Ludwig von Sallmann Prize) that are presented in even-numbered years at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Eye Research. Nominations are accepted from ISER members who may nominate individuals from the eye and vision research community at large.
Congratulations to the 2014 ISER Research Prize winners. Thank you to the Retina Research Foundation for its sponsorship of The Paul Kayser International Award for Retina Research and to The Ludwig von Sallmann Trust for its sponsorship of the Ludwig von Sallmann Prize.
- The Endre A. Balazs Prize: Patricia A. D'Amore, PhD, MBA
- The Ernst H. Bárány Prize: Thomas Yorio, PhD
- The Retina Research Foundation's Paul Kayser International Award in Retina Research: Robert E. Marc, PhD
- The Ludwig von Sallmann Prize: Christine A. Curcio, PhD, FARVO
ISER Travel Fellowships are intended to assist in defraying the travel costs of young investigator recipients who attend the Biennial Meeting. Click here for more information about the 2016 Biennial Meeting Travel Fellowships.
The Council of ISER awards an International Prize to honor a distinguished scientist whose outstanding contributions provide significant progress in the field of experimental eye research. This prize was named the Endre A. Balazs Prize to honor Endre A. Balazs for his distinguished work in eye research and his contributions to the organization of the International Society for Eye Research. The Endre A. Balazs Prize is awarded at every Biennial Meeting of the Society for Eye Research.Recipients:
|2014||Patricia A. D'Amore|
|2012||Gerard A. Lutty|
|2010||Joseph C. Besharse|
|2008||Ilene K. Gipson|
|2000||Nicolas G. Bazan|
|1994||Joe G. Hollyfield|
|1992||Jose A. Zadunaisky|
The Council of ISER awards an International Prize in honor of Professor Ernst H. Bárány, for his distinguished work in the field of ocular pharmacology. This award is presented to a distinguished scientist who has made outstanding contributions in research that increases our understanding of ocular pharmacology directly related to or applicable to glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, or related retinal diseases. The Ernst H. Bárány Prize is awarded at each Biennial Meeting of the Society of Eye Research.Recipients:
|2012||Peter F. Kador|
|2008||Anthony P. Adamis|
Ludwig von Sallmann was a distinguished international ophthalmologist and ophthalmic investigator who served on the staffs of Vienna, Peking and Columbia Universities and the Ophthalmology Branch of the former National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Blindness at the National Institutes of Health. His wife, Henrietta von Sallmann, established a trust fund to award, in his memory, a cash prize every two years to an individual who has distinguished himself or herself by making a significant contribution to vision research and ophthalmology.Recipients:
|2014||Christine A. Curcio|
|2010||Robert S. Molday|
|2008||Samuel Miao-Sin Wu|
|2002||Steven K. Fisher|
|2000||Helga E. Kolb|
|1998||Denis A. Baylor|
|1996||David M. Maurice|
|1994||Sohan Singh Hayreh|
|1992||John E. Dowling|
|1990||Richard F. Brubaker|
The Council of ISER accepted a proposal from the Retina Research Foundation (RRF), Houston, Texas, to present the Foundation's Paul Kayser International Award in Retina Research at ISER's biennial congresses beginning in 1986. Nominees for and recipients of the award are selected by Foundation officials interacting with a committee appointed by the ISER Council.
Founded in 1969, Retina Research Foundation is a publicly supported, tax-exempt charitable organization that conducts an ongoing program of basic vision science research devoted to the retina and retinal diseases.
The Paul Kayser International Award in Retina Research was created by the Directors of Retina Research Foundation and endowed by the Trustees of The Kayser Foundation to honor and perpetuate the memory of long-time friend and dedicated benefactor of RRF, Paul Kayser. Through this award both organizations are demonstrating the conviction they shared with Mr. Kayser that blindness caused by retinal disease is a global concern and must be addressed accordingly. It is thus the purpose of this award to foster greater awareness of the need for intensive study of the retina, its role in the visual process, and the retinal diseases that threaten and/or destroy eyesight by recognizing outstanding achievement and sustaining meritorious scientific investigations worldwide.
The Paul Kayser International Award in Retina Research is a U.S. $50,000 award that comprises a $5,000 personal honorarium for the recipient(s) and a $45,000 research grant awarded to his/her/their research institution to support the research for which the award was received.Recipients:
|2014||Robert E. Marc, PhD|
|2012||Robert E. Anderson|
|2010||Frank S. Werblin|
|2008||John E. Dowling|
|2004||The research consortium composed of Gregory Ackland , Gustavo Aguirre, Jean Bennett, William Hauswirth, Samuel Jacobson and Albert Maguire|
|2002||Dennis M. Dacey|
|2000||Debora B. Farber|
|1998||Anita E. Hendrickson|
|1994||Alan C. Bird|
|1992||Alan M. Laties|
|1990||Berndt Ehinger and Neville Osborne|
|1988||Dennis Baylor (1988)|
|1986||Shom S. Bhattacharya and Alan F. Wright|