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Research to Prevent Blindness

RPB Walt and Lilly Disney Award for Amblyopia Research

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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 Walt and Lilly Disney Award for Amblyopia Research was initiated to strengthen and promote research to improve the diagnosis and treatment of amblyopia. Grants will be offered to assist exceptional ophthalmic scientists (MD or PhD), doing research of unusual significance and promise in this area. RPB grants a total of $100,000 each Spring, to be divided among one or more awardees at a time. This award is currently available through Spring 2016. The nominee's primary appointment can be in ophthalmology or in another relevant department, and may range from Assistant Professor to full Professor. Although this award is meant to support amblyopia investigators at various stages of their academic careers, be advised that proposals should reflect independent research. Only one nomination per school will be considered in this grant category. Awardees will be required to expend the award within two (2) years.

The spring cycle application deadline for the Disney Award for Amblyopia Research is January 10. This award is not available during the fall cycle. (If January 10 falls on a weekend or a holiday, consider the following business day the deadline.)

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