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

FY21 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

FY21 RFP

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Postdoctoral Fellowship

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

New Investigator Grant

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

Innovative Research Grant

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

National Glaucoma Research Program

FY21 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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