Congratulations to our 2018 MAPS Award Recipients!

The Mentoring for Advancement of Physician-Scientists (MAPS) Awards

The MAPS Program is a multi-faceted mentoring program of the American Glaucoma Society (AGS).  It is designed to aid the organization in its core mission by helping glaucoma specialists and scientists to further their careers in science and research of glaucoma. The MAPS Awards provide AGS with a mechanism to assist its early career physician scientist members by providing tools and resources to further their careers as potential leaders in the specialty of glaucoma care.

MAPS Awards

The awards will be given to clinicians at early stages of their academic careers to facilitate their glaucoma research interests. They are intended to help recipients overcome barriers and hindrances to their careers and research efforts. Up to ten awards will be granted in amounts up to $10,000. MAPS awards are funded by an unrestricted grant to the AGS by the Allergan Foundation and Cure Glaucoma.


  1. To promote the development of clinician-scientists in glaucoma.
  2. Facilitate career advancement at early stages of their academic tenure.
  3. To promote ongoing discoveries in glaucoma to improve patient care and reduce vision loss from disease


  • AGS Active or Provisional Members within five (5) calendar years of completion of fellowship, or Fellow-In-Training Members who have completed their fellowship training and have applied for Provisional Membership.
  • Full time appointments at the Assistant Professor Level, Instructor, or Clinical Lecturers at US or Canadian institutions.
  • Not a current year AGS Clinician Scientist Research Grant Recipient.
  • Previous MAPS recipients may apply but priority will be given to applicants who have not received a previous award. An individual may receive a maximum of two MAPS awards during their lifetime.
  • A maximum of one MAPS award will be given to any single institution in any given year. If there are more than one applications that are fundable from a single institution, only one will be selected.

Selection Process

Candidates must submit an application describing their challenges and how the funds will be used.  A committee of AGS members selected by the President is charged with reviewing and selecting candidates for the awards. 

Funding Eligibility

The proposal should clearly indicate how the funds are to be used, as in critical support in the form of equipment, personnel, supplies, materials, travel expenses, course tuition and/or other services deemed necessary for the work. Funds must be used as indicated in the application for the award.  Funding is not to be used to support institutional or indirect costs.


MAPS award winners are required to provide a short written report one year after their award.  The report should re-state how the funds were used and the impact the award made for the award winner.

Application Cycle Now Closed! Please apply for 2019 awards late summer - early fall.