Research to Prevent Blindness Special Scholars Awards
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 SPECIAL SCHOLARS AWARDS, ranging in amount from $25K to $75K, are granted each spring to encourage promising young ophthalmic researchers. Nominees must be Assistant Professors, with primary appointments in the department of ophthalmology. Proposals should reflect independent research. Only one Scholars Award candidate per school may be nominated per spring review cycle.