Envision Fellowship

Fellowship Opportunities are now open.



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

The Envision Research Institute (ERI) is excited to announce the opening of an opportunity to apply for a Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. 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 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 nation as you develop the crucial skills and knowledge you need for a successful, independent career.

Am I Eligible?

A Fellow must have received, at the start of their fellowship, a PhD, PsyD, MD, OD, OTD, JD or equivalent doctoral degree at an accredited institution. BVI research is multi- and interdisciplinary, thus the field of the doctoral degree is less important than the proposed training and research to be carried out during the fellowship. Fellowships are 2 years in duration. Training and research is conducted at ERI, however the Fellow may travel to a mentor's institution for up to 3 months in the first year to receive additional training not available at ERI.

More information about our Fellowship Program and this fellowship opportunity including instructions for filing an application can be found here

Applications should be submitted to research@envisionus.com. Please email any questions to Ronald Schuchard, ERI Executive Director, at the same email address.

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.