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Research to Prevent Blindness

RPB Physician-Scientist Award

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If you have any questions regarding the RPB Grants Program, please contact RPB's Director of Grants Administration, Pattie Moran, at 646-892-9566 or pmoran@rpbusa.org.

RPB Physician-Scientist Awards promote the clinical and/or basic science research of clinicians. The award, $300,000, is payable in two (2) payments, $150,000 per payment upon approval of a 14-month substantive progress report. MDs or MD/PhDs holding primary appointments as Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in ophthalmology departments are eligible. PhDs are not eligible.  Candidates are required to devote at least 25% of their time to research and at least 20% of their time to clinical activity.  Awardees will be required to expend the award within three (3) years if granted the full $300,000. Otherwise, the awardee is required to expend the initial $150,000 award within two (2) years.  

Only current RPB-grantee departments of ophthalmology may nominate candidates for the Physician-Scientist Award

The fall cycle application deadline for the Physician-Scientist Award is July 1, with nomination forms due no later than June 15.   This award is not available during the spring cycle.  Applications received without a prior nomination form will not be accepted.  This award is not available during the spring cycle. (If the nomination or application deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, consider the following business day the deadline.) 

The nomination and application forms for this award will be available March 2021.  

RPB Physician-Scientist Award Guidelines

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