Research to Prevent Blindness Research Sabbatical Grants
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.
RPB RESEARCH SABBATICAL GRANTS offer up to $50K to match funds provided by RPB Grantee departments to support a leave of either six months or a year, providing that such support does not exceed 50% of the base salary ordinarily paid to the candidate. The award is intended to support mid-career candidates rather than senior scientists nearing retirement or those who might simply want to take time off to publish. Nominees should become involved in educational and scientific programs that would either enhance their professional expertise or allow them to pursue a new ophthalmic research career path.