Foundation / Corporation
Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB)
06/15/19 - Deadline for nominations; Applications accepted through 07/01/19.
Grant of up to $75,000 to a USA based researcher in ophthalmology or another relevant department for an international collaboration in vision research. The purpose of this collaboration is to broaden the knowledge and skill base of the researchers and to develop treatments for blinding disorders, positively affecting large populations worldwide for years to come. While a degree of flexibility is permitted in the development and implementation of the collaboration, excellent science must underlie all aspects of the application. This award particularly encourages early-career investigators to apply.
Under a reciprocal arrangement, a U.S.-based researcher - MD, PhD, or MD/PhD with a primary appointment in the department of ophthalmology or a relevant department as an Assistant Professor through full Professor - will be funded to go for a period of time to an institution outside the United States to gain new knowledge and/or skills, and deepen collaborative relationships with researchers there that will be conducive to future research collaborations. In turn, the institution outside the U.S. will send a researcher for a period of time to the U.S. institution from which the U.S. researcher came.
The collaboration should provide a synergistic benefit to each researcher and to the culminating project. The submission must spell out specific and cogent objectives to be accomplished by each of the collaborating researchers toward the fulfillment of two broad goals: (1) gaining new knowledge and skills; and (2) strengthening collaborations across international boundaries. Successful candidates will leverage the unique expertise of each researcher, whereby their collaboration creates a work product that is more than the sum of its parts.
The award can be used for travel, lodging, salary for postdoctoral researchers, salary for outside-U.S. collaborators, lab equipment, and consumables.
GrantWatch ID#: 183383
An award of up to $75,000 is available.
A three- to six-month stay in the other country is expected by each researcher, with a minimum stay of three months. A fair amount of flexibility in how this is implemented will be allowed during this three-year pilot period of this Award, including an exchange of postdocs (perhaps accompanied by much briefer exchanges of senior investigators), Assistant Professor, and/or senior investigators between labs.
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