Duke Ophthalmology Receives Unrestricted RPB Grant

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Duke University School of Medicine has been granted an Unrestricted Grant by Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) in the amount of $115,000 a year for 5 years to support eye research conducted by the Department of Ophthalmology. This funding has been awarded based on a thorough review of criteria including the department's research activities, laboratory environment, and clinical and scientific staff, as evaluated by RPB's renowned Scientific Advisory Panel. 

The funds will be deployed at the discretion of the Department Chair, to provide maximum flexibility in developing and expanding eye research programs, and to provide opportunities for creative planning that go beyond the scope of restricted project grants. 

Duke University School of Medicine holds one of 37 RPB Unrestricted Grants nationwide.

Since it was founded in 1960, RPB has channeled more than $355 million into eye research. As a result, RPB has been identified with nearly every every major breakthrough in vision research in that time.  For information on RPB's grants program, listings of RPB institutional and individual grantees, and findings generated by these awards, go to www.rpbusa.org.