BrightFocus Foundation - Macular Degeneration Postdoctoral Fellowship Program


Event details

Date 28.07.2022  
Category Call for proposal
Aim: BrightFocus provides research funds for researchers pursuing pioneering research leading to greater understanding, prevention, and treatment of age-related macular degeneration. This fellowship program is intended to support young postdoctoral researchers during their final stages of mentored training. The award provides salary support for a young scientist to conduct postdoctoral studies in an established laboratory focused on research contributing to understanding the biological causes and/or new clinical treatment of macular degeneration and should also serve as the basis for the applicant's own independent research career. 

Duration:      2 years

Funding:       $ 200’000

Eligibility: Candidates must hold an MD, PhD, DVM, DO, OD or equivalent degree received no more than four years before the time of application. For clinician scientists, this application should be submitted within two years after completion of their final clinical training. Exceptions to the above four-year and two-year eligibility period will be considered under unusual circumstances. Applicant may apply for this fellowship before completing their terminal degree, if they have a firm commitment from the laboratory head in which training will take place, and the applicant is the main author of the application. Fellowship may be performed in a non-profit, governmental, academic research institution, or at a for-profit including start-up and biotech institution.

How to Apply: MDR employs a two-tiered review process in which proposals are first submitted by Letter of Intent. Letters of intent must be submitted through proposalCENTRAL.  Instructions for use of the portal can be found here. If EPFL will serve as your host institution, please use the following institution name in proposalCENTRAL: Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne EPFL. Reviewers will invite the most enthusiastically reviewed Letters of Intent to submit a full application.

Letter of Intent deadline: 28-July-2022 (11:59 pm EST)

Further information
  • More information about the program in general is available here, and about the current call here.
  • The application portal can be found here.
  • For any other questions, please contact the Research Office.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


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