The Enhanced CDA ensures that an adequate pool of highly trained physicians/scientists are available to address current and future needs and opportunities for clinical research and therapy related to inherited orphan retinal degenerative diseases. This award supports and provides protected career development time to individuals with M.D. and M.D./Ph.D. degrees to further their independent research in retinal degenerative diseases. This program supports up to two mid- to senior-level faculty for three (3) years at $170,000 per year. Applicants must possess an M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree, hold a full-time tenure-track or equivalent appointment at the sponsoring institution with a commitment of no less than five (5) years, commit at least 80% of their work hours to the program, and have successfully completed an ophthalmology residency or equivalent training.
Submit an electronic copy of the complete grant application, as either a Word document or a PDF file, text-accessible, by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Foundation will confirm receipt by email. Application guidelines should be downloaded and reviewed before beginning your application. Applications will be accepted on a rollling basis.
Research progress and accomplishments are tracked during the funding period through Scientific Progress and Financial reports. All reports should be uploaded to the Foundation’s reporting portal.