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Types of Grants

This year, we’re offering several funding opportunities for researchers. Learn more about these specific types of grants and who should apply.

If you are considering a research opportunity that falls outside of the mechanisms listed below, BrightFocus invites you to schedule a time to discuss your ideas with the Scientific Affairs staff.

Alzheimer's Disease Research Program

FY22 RFP

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The ADR program offers two types of awards:

Standard Awards

The standard award provides significant funding for researchers who have already generated some amount of preliminary data, but are often required to demonstrate additional, significant progress before they can apply to governmental or industrial funding agencies.

  • Award Amount: $300,000
  • Duration: 3 years

Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards

Postdoctoral fellowship awards are intended for young researchers in their final stages of mentored training. These awards fund projects in an established laboratory that will serve as the basis for the applicant's own independent research career.

  • Award Amount: $200,000
  • Duration: 2 years

Macular Degeneration Research Program

FY22 RFP

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Postdoctoral Fellowship

Candidates must hold an MD, PhD, DVM, DO, OD or equivalent degree received no more than four years before the time of application. For clinician scientists, this application should be submitted within two years after completion of their final clinical training.

  • Maximum award value: $200,000
  • Maximum duration: 2 years

New Investigator Grant

This research grant program is restricted to new and early investigators who have received their MD, PhD or equivalent degree within the past 10 years at the time of application. Applicant must serve as the Principal Investigator on the project and have independent laboratory space.

  • Maximum award value: $450,000
  • Maximum duration: 3 years

Innovative Research Grant

High-risk/high-gain age-related macular degeneration research. We hope to attract established investigators to apply for this support, but the aims of the application must contain outside-the-box ideas that are novel in the field.

  • Maximum award value: $600,000
  • Maximum duration: 3 years

National Glaucoma Research Program

FY22 RFP

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Standard Awards

The standard award provides significant funding for researchers who have already generated some amount of preliminary data, but are often required to demonstrate additional, significant progress before they can apply to governmental or industrial funding agencies.

  • Award Amount: $200,000
  • Maximum Duration: 2 years

Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards

Postdoctoral fellowship awards are intended for young researchers in their final stages of mentored training. This fellowship is available to researchers within four years of degree conferral or end of residency or fellowship.

  • Award Amount: $150,000
  • Duration: 2 years
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