To apply for an AMD / RP Award you will need to…
1. Check the appropriate box on the fillable application form to indicate whether you are applying for an AMD or RP award.
2. Complete the fillable application form (which requires a brief lay abstract and budget statement) using single-spaced text, Arial font no smaller than 11 point, and page margins of 0.5 inches. The form must be signed by the principal investigator. For the budget statement, in a few sentences outline how you will use the funds—up to $50,000—to advance your project over the one-year award period. Use can include personnel salary, but not tuition remission. Other possible allocations include, but are not limited to, equipment, supplies, reagents, core facility costs, etc. Travel can only be included if critical to conduct the research. Do not include travel to attend meetings or conferences.
3. Complete the provided compliance form, indicating use/non-use of human or animal subjects, human stem cells, and coverage under a biosafety protocol. (This form is included in the application form file.)
4. As a separate, single pdf file, submit the following using single-spaced text, Arial font no smaller than 11 point, and page margins of 0.5 inches:
A. A brief research proposal in language that a person outside your field could understand, including text and figures (latter not required). Your research proposal must not exceed FOUR pages and should include the following sections:
• Specific Aims
• Research Plan and Methods
• Anticipated Results
B. A list of references cited, immediately following the research proposal, beginning on a separate page (no page limit)
5. An NIH- or NSF-style biosketch.
NOTE: In your abstract and your research proposal, whenever possible use LAY LANGUAGE. Avoid using jargon, acronyms, and technical terms that assume common expertise. The review panel is comprised of researchers from several different scientific fields, including psychology, biology, pathology, veterinary medicine, computer science, biostatistics and medical informatics, engineering, ophthalmology and visual sciences, and many others. Referencing the research work you describe in your abstract, make it clear and understandable for readers who are not experts in your area, explaining how/why the work is important in a vision-related context. Your ability to make your work accessible and understandable by a general audience is a key factor in the judging process.
All materials should be submitted to Dr. Jonathan Lang (email@example.com). When submitting, format your email subject line as follows: AMD/RP Award Application: [your last name], [your first name]