Envision Fellowship


The Envision Research Institute periodically puts out calls for post-doctoral fellows.  Watch this page for details on future fellowship opportunities.  Information on the fellowship program is below.


Ready for a compelling career in research? Help Envision fulfill its mission while taking full advantage of our unique resources.

Are you passionate about improving the quality of life for people who are blind or visually impaired? Are you ready to help remove the functional barriers these individuals face while building a rewarding career in research? Here at the Envision Research Institute (ERI), we’re looking for enthusiastic and innovative research fellows who can partner with ERI mentors to conduct projects from concept to completion. For up to two years, you’ll work and train at ERI and renowned institutions across the globe as you develop the crucial skills and knowledge you need for a successful, independent career.

Am I Eligible?

Applicants must hold a doctoral degree at the time of award (PhD, MD, OD, OTD, JD or equivalent) in engineering, computer science, psychology, vision science, epidemiology, social sciences or related fileds.  Keep in mind however that Envision has always encouraged a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach, which is why the emphasis of your current degree is less relevant than the intended plan going forward. We want people who can take their diverse educational backgrounds and apply them in innovative ways—which is also why we believe in a flexible training and research plan that’s customized to fit your goals as well as those of ERI.

The Envision advantage

Envision Research Institute offers a unique combination of environment and resources. Our projects involve close collaboration and integration with Envision’s many programs and services for those who are blind or visually impaired. Having access to this large, diverse community—from the vision-integrated preschool to the state-of-the-art vision rehabilitation center—puts us at a distinct advantage to address this underserved community’s needs and improve quality of life through our research endeavors.



In addition to those sponsored by Envision, our fellows have been sponsored by sister National Industries for the Blind agencies and other organizations affiliated with Envision who want to improve the lives of those who are blind and low vision.

Learn more about fellow sponsorship via our Sponsor Guidelines.

For inquiries about sponsoring a fellow, please contact us at Research@envisionus.com.