Foundation Fighting Blindness – Career Transition Award


The Foundation Fighting Blindness

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The Foundation Fighting Blindness Canada (FFB) Career Transition Award (CTA) has been created to strengthen the future of vision research in Canada. Designed to facilitate the transition from postdoctoral scholar to independent researcher, the CTA aims to enable exceptional young scholars to establish a research career in Canada.


Post-Doctoral Fellow – Canadian or Permanent Resident

Funding Availability

$320,000 divided into 2 phases

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

up to 5 years


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

If invited -  to Office of Research: Please submit your application/proposal along with an OR5 form to 

External Deadline
  • LETTER OF INTENT to sponsor directly: January 30, 2015 by 5:00 pm EST
  • If invited - to sponsor directly: April 13, 2015

How to Apply

LOI should be made electronically to Mary Suntherland at

Please write ‘CTA LOI’ in the subject line.

For Questions, please contact

Mary Suntherland, Senior Manager
The Foundation Fighting Blindness
1-800-461-3331 ext 238

Office of Research

Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x52832

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