The goal of our research program is to support young investigators who may be interested in a career in retinal disease and research. Our research program is open to medical students, ophthalmology residents and fellows, and PhD candidates working in any of our affiliated training programs. We offer a Research Award for individuals interested in a research project during their clinical training. We offer a larger Research Fellowship to trainees who are involved in fulltime research. Research is funded for one year with a goal of a presentation at a national meeting and publication of research results in a peer-reviewed journal.