ARVO Foundation for Eye Research: Genentech Age-Related Macular Degeneration Research Fellowships

UPCOMING DEADLINE: The ARVO Foundation for Eye Research, the philanthropic arm of the Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, with support from Genentech, is accepting applications to support newly established investigators who are age 45 or younger at the application deadline and have received their MD, PhD or equivalent after 2007. The ARVO Foundation is interested in age-related macular degeneration and is focused on finding earlier identification of those likely to develop AMD, discovery of ways to slow the progression of the disease, and novel ways to treat AMD to limit sight loss. Award amount up to $40,000 for one (1) year. Application deadline is September 1, 2017.

The UNC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations has identified the following private funding opportunity:

ARVO Foundation for Eye Research: Genentech Age-Related Macular Degeneration Research Fellowships
http://www.arvo.org

The ARVO Foundation for Eye Research, the philanthropic arm of the Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, with support from Genentech, is accepting applications to support newly established investigators who are age 45 or younger at the application deadline and have received their MD, PhD or equivalent after 2007. The ARVO Foundation is interested in age-related macular degeneration and is focused on finding earlier identification of those likely to develop AMD, discovery of ways to slow the progression of the disease, and novel ways to treat AMD to limit sight loss. For this Fellowship, eligible candidates must serve as the Principal Investigator on the project and must not have received this award in the past. The Foundation will award two fellowships, one in each of these areas: basic research in understanding of AMD; and, translational AMD research focusing on therapeutics (not yet in clinical trials).

Application Deadline: September 1, 2017. Award notifications made by November 2017. Application Guidelines: http://www.arvo.org/foundation/AMD/

The UNC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is available to provide assistance to UNC personnel pursuing privately funded opportunities. If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, please email cfr@unc.edu or phone 919.962.2867.

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