The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) aims to advance research worldwide into understanding the visual system and preventing, treating, and curing its disorders.
ARVO invites applications for the Genentech Career Development Award for Underrepresented Minority Emerging Vision Scientists, which provides $100,000 over two years in research funding to early-career underrepresented minority (URM) investigators who have received their initial faculty appointment and are working to establish an independent vision research program.
The award is intended to allow URM investigators to explore novel and innovative research project ideas early in their careers and provide resources to promote the generation of promising preliminary results that may be leveraged to catalyze success in earning additional, longer-term funding support and the authorship of impactful scientific publications. Applicants should have strong scientific mentorship support at their home institution.
To be eligible, applicants must be from historically disadvantaged backgrounds, e.g. membership in one or more of the following groups whose underrepresentation in the American Professoriate has been severe and longstanding: Alaskan Native (Aleut, Eskimo, or other Indigenous People of Alaska), Black/African American/Afro-Caribbean, Mexican/Mexican American, Chicana/Chicano, Latino/Latina, Native American Indian, Native Pacific Islander (Hawaiian/Polynesian/Micronesian), or Puerto Rican. Applicants must be within the first four years of a primary academic appointment, be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident or have DACA status and be employed in the United States.
Please contact Gwen Allouch if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.