Young Scientist Retina Research Grant

Who’s eligible to apply for this grant?

United States Ophthalmology resident physicians, fellows and post-doctoral fellows. The Juliette RP Vision Foundation Research Grant Program is restricted to residents of the 50 states of the United States of America, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

When is the deadline? June 15th

This application form and all other required documentation must be received by June 15th (5:00 p.m. eastern time).

Please mail to: The Juliette RP Vision Foundation P.O. Box 44515 Rio Rancho, NM 87174 or email the application and letters of recommendation.

Questions? E-mail:


Application Checklist:

  • Application form
  • Abstract submission
  • Itemized budget for a research project and/or for travel expenses to research symposiums such as ARVO.
  • Two Letters of recommendation commenting on your research and passion to help others.

Young Scientist Retina Research Grant Recipients:

2012: Abigail Fahim, MD, PhD

University of Michigan, Kellogg Eye Center

2013: Shankar Swaminathan, PhD

The University of Tennessee, Hamilton Eye Institute

2014: Juan Fernandez De Castro, MD, PhD

University of Louisville, Kentucky, Department of Ophthalmology

2014: Bryan Jones, PhD

University of Utah, Moran Eye Center

2015: Lan Yue, PhD

University of Southern California (USC) Eye Institute

2015: Karl Hudspith, PhD

The Johns Hopkins University/Wilmer Eye Institute

2016: Lin Yu, MD

The Johns Hopkins University/Wilmer Eye Institute

2016: Mason Im, PhD

Henry Ford Hospital

What is Retinitis Pigmentosa?

Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) refers to a group of inherited diseases causing retinal degeneration. The retina lines the back inside wall of the eye and is responsible for capturing images from the visual field. People with RP experience a gradual decline in their vision because photoreceptor cells (rods and cones) die.

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