Three awards are available at $35,000 each for one year for post doctoral scholars.
Submission Deadline is March 15, 2019.
Postdoctoral Scholar Awards
CALL FOR FUNDING APPLICATIONS:
IRRF 2016 ANNUAL REPORT:
QUANTIFYING SPATIAL RELATIONSHIPS FROM WHOLE RETINAL IMAGES:
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR OTHER INQUIRIES, PLEASE WRITE TO:
The International Retinal Research Foundation, Inc.
1720 University Boulevard
Birmingham, Alabama 35233
Attn: Sandra Blackwood, MPA
Or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Three IRRF Scholar Awards have been designated in honor of individuals who played a critical role in the development of the International Retinal Research Foundation and are meant to serve as a memorial to their efforts. Three awards are given: The Alston Callahan, MD Scholar Award; The Charles D. Kelman, MD Scholar Award; and the Loris and David Rich Scholar Award. The IRRF Postdoctoral Scholar Awards were established to provide salary and research support in the amount of $35,000 per year for a postdoctoral scholar nearing the end of his/her training. By the end of this support, IRRF Scholars are expected to have gained the expertise necessary to engage in productive eye research so that they will be self-sufficient and independent in their own laboratory. It is anticipated that suitable applicants will be identified by established vision scientists.
Deadline for submitting applications for The Scholar Award is March 15, and will be reviewed by the IRRF Director of Education, with final approval to come from the Board of Directors. All notifications will be provided in writing by mid-June, with a July 1 funding date.
Guidelines for the IRRF Scholar Award
may be obtained by writing to:
Ms. Sandra Blackwood, MPA
International Retinal Research Foundation, Inc.
1720 University Blvd.
Birmingham, AL 35233-1816 USA
Forms can also be obtained by calling: 205/325-8103
Or by Email: email@example.com
An original and one copy of the completed application should be returned to the above address no later than March 15.
TERMS OF FUNDING:
Maximum Annual Funding Amount:
The IRRF Scholar Award will provide salary and research support for one year in the amount of $35,000. Three IRRF Scholar Awards will be approved per year.
All postdoctoral scholars receiving funding through IRRF Scholar Awards must abide by the rules and regulations mandated by the grantee institution’s Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, or if no formal office is designated, the department under which responsibility for overseeing postdoctoral training falls.
Award recipients are encouraged to produce publications of findings as determined by mutual agreement between the Award Scholar and the mentor. Any publications resulting from research performed by any recipient of an award must acknowledge receipt of funds from the International Retinal Research Foundation as an Award Scholar.
Patent and Intellectual Property Policy:
The IRRF has established a patent and intellectual property policy that governs any and all inventions or intellectual properties that result from support, in whole or in part, of research, training grants, or awards from the IRRF.
Please refer to the IRRF Policy Statements: Patent and Intellectual Property
Use of Human Subjects or Vertebrate Animals for Research:
Research projects involving human subjects and/or vertebrate animals must meet or exceed standards required for United States federal government funding.
For research involving animals, a copy of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) protocol approval or comparable institutional approval must be submitted before grant funds can be released. All research must be performed at an institution that has a current animal welfare assurance number on file with the U.S. Public Health Service Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW).
If human subjects are used, a copy of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocol approval or comparable institutional approval must be submitted before grant funds can be released.
Please refer to the IRRF Policy Statements: Use of Human Subjects in Research and Use of Animals in Research.
The IRRF requires a financial report at the end of the one-year award period.
A final report showing allocations and expenditures must be submitted within 60 days of the end of the funding period. This report must be signed by the Principal Investigator and an institutional representative and must show that grant funds were used in accordance with IRRF Scholar Award guidelines.
The IRRF requires a scientific progress report be submitted within 60 days of the end of the one-year award period. The information provided in this progress report may be used in public education materials produced by IRRF staff. The IRRF Scholar will be consulted prior to use of such information. Information marked “Confidential” will not be released. Reprints of subsequent publications acknowledging support of the IRRF should be submitted as they become available.