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Research to Prevent Blindness

RPB Career Development Award

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If you have any questions regarding the RPB Grants Program, please contact RPB's Grants Administrator, Pattie Moran, at 646-892-9566 or pmoran@rpbusa.org.

The RPB Career Development Award helps recruit young MDs, PhDs, or PhDs to eye research and support promising junior ophthalmology faculty. The $300,000 grant is payable for up to four (4) years upon approval of a 20-month substantive progress report.

Candidates must have, or be recruited to, primary appointments in ophthalmology with academic positions up to and including Assistant Professor. Candidate's first full-time ophthalmology faculty appointment must have been within three (3) years of the application deadline.  PhDs must have a secondary appointment in a basic science or other relevant department prior to submission. MDs and MD/PhDs must devote at least 50% of their time to research activities, with 60% desirable. The candidate cannot have or have held an R01 as a Principal Investigator. Grantee chairs may nominate one candidate in each grant review cycle. Awardees will be required to expend the award within four (4) years if granted the full $300,000. Otherwise, the awardee is required to expend the initial $150,000 within three (3) years.

Only current RPB-grantee departments of ophthalmology may nominate candidates for the Career Development Award

The spring cycle application deadline for the Career Development Award is January 10, with nomination forms due no later than December 15. The fall cycle application deadline is July 1, with nomination forms due no later than June 15.  Applications received without a prior nomination form will not be accepted.  (If January 10 or July 1 falls on a weekend, consider the following business day the deadline.)  Contact Pattie Moran to obtain the Career Development Award forms.

Download the RPB Career Development award Guidelines

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