Jules and Doris Stein Research to Prevent Blindness Professorships
Please note: Grant applications are not available on RPB's website. For complete grant guidelines and applications, or if you have any questions regarding RPB's Grants Program, contact RPB's Grant Administrator at 212.752.4333 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
RPB accepts grant applications twice a year, January 1st and July 1st, for the grant categories listed below. Guidelines and application forms must be requested by the chair of the department of ophthalmology or the department's grant coordinator. Departments of ophthalmology must have an RPB Unrestricted / Challenge Grant in order to apply for individual grants, and only permanent, full-time department chairs are eligible to apply for an Unrestricted / Challenge Grant.
New chairs should speak with RPB's Chief Operating Officer prior to the submission of an application. If a proposal for an Unrestricted or Challenge Grant is rejected, the chair must wait two years before reapplying, so RPB strongly encourages thorough preparation and planning before an application is submitted.
JULES AND DORIS STEIN RPB PROFESSORSHIPS help attract exceptionally talented basic scientists to devote their careers to eye research. RPB Grantee department heads may recruit from basic science departments outside of or within their own institution. The nominee must be recruited into a primary appointment in the ophthalmology department, with a secondary appointment in a basic science department (which must provide a small portion of salary support). RPB funds these professorships with $625,000 over a five-year period, and offers a matching grant of up to $150,000 to help renovate and equip lab space to be utilized by the Awardee. After the fourth year of funding, RPB will accept applications to extend support for an additional two years, bringing the total potential support to $1,025,000.