Research to Prevent Blindness

RPB Special Scholar 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

RPB Special Scholar Awards, with grant amounts ranging between $25,000 to $75,000, are granted each Spring to encourage promising ophthalmic researchers. Candidates must have a primary appointment as an Assistant Professor in ophthalmology and have held that position for no more than seven (7) years from the time of the application deadline.  Proposals should reflect independent research. Only one candidate per school may be nominated per spring review cycle. Awardees will be required to expend the award within two (2) years.

The spring cycle application deadline for the Special Scholar Award 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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