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CNIB Barbara Tuck MacPhee Award

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The CNIB Barbara Tu​ck 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 15 of each year. The application will be reviewed by a multi-disciplinary review committee, and decisions will be finalized by March 31. Click here to download the CNIB Barbara Tuck MacPhee Award application form.​

Please email/fax your application to

Cheryl-Ann Ali
Tel: 416-
486-2500, ext. 7637
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.