BrightFocus Announces Applications Now Open for New Glaucoma Research

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Grants Will Include Support for Early-Career Scientists

Clarksburg, MD—BrightFocus Foundation, a premier private funder of vision research, today announced a request for proposals for science projects supported through its National Glaucoma Research program.

BrightFocus grants cover a wide range of investigator-initiated topics to better understand, treat, and prevent glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness. New this year is the postdoctoral fellowship to support early-career scientists.

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship (maximum award value $150,000, 2 years)
  • Standard Award (maximum award value $200,000, up to 2 years)

BrightFocus funding has blazed new trails of discovery and supported innovative scientists who have received multiple awards and honors, including two Nobel Prizes. “We encourage scientists from around the world to bring us their bold, high-impact ideas, the ‘what-if’s’ of science that may someday help save mind and sight,” said Diane Bovenkamp, PhD, BrightFocus Vice President for Scientific Affairs.

Visit for more information about the BrightFocus glaucoma grants, including how to apply. For grants beginning in 2021, the full proposal is due November 10, 2020.

About BrightFocus

BrightFocus Foundation is a premier source of private research funding to defeat Alzheimer’s, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. The organization currently manages a global portfolio of over 220 projects, a nearly $50 million investment in the bold science that will find the cures for diseases of mind and sight. We share the latest research findings and best practices to empower families impacted by these diseases. Learn more at