CNIB Barbara Tuck MacPhee Award


The CNIB Barbara Tuck MacPhee Award supports researchers in the field of macular degeneration.

Amount of award

The Tuck MacPhee Award provides a one-year grant of up to $25,000. Projects should be completed within 12 months. Funds that are unused after 24 months must be returned unless a special request for continuance is approved. Equipment costs will not generally be covered, but in certain circumstances equipment may be funded on the basis of matching funds from the host facility.


This award is open to all researchers; however, applicants must be residents of Canada and research must be conducted primarily in Canada.


Applications must be submitted no later than January 30 of each year. The application will be reviewed by a multi-disciplinary review committee, and decisions will be finalized by May 1. Click here to download the CNIB Barbara Tuck MacPhee Award application form.​

Please send your application to:

Shampa Bose
Executive Assistant and Research Coordinator
Tel: 416-486-2500 ext. 7622
Fax: 416-480-7700

Past recipients

  • 2018: Dr. Marlene Goldman, University of Toronto

    Fostering Awareness of Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Charles Bonnet Syndrome.

  • 2017: Jacob Rullo, Queens University
    Ocular inflammatory modulators in age-related macular degenerations: Degining a role for intraocular vitamin D.
  • 2016: Dr. Mark Ungrin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor University of Calgary: Identification of signaling pathways regulating photoreceptor survival and retinal integration.
  • 2014: Monali Malvankar, University of Western Ontario: Markov Model to Evaluate Pharmacologic Management of Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration.