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Applications Now Open for BrightFocus Glaucoma Research Program

Grants to Fund Innovative Vision Science
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Poster for a National Glaucoma Research RFP with the following text: Full proposal deadline - October 26, 2021, 5 pm EST.

Clarksburg, MD—BrightFocus Foundation, a leading private funder of glaucoma 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. The organization’s scientific portfolio includes support for innovative research ideas from scientists in the early stages of their careers.

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

Eligibility: Fellowships are limited to researchers within 4 years of doctoral degree conferral (or end of residency). All other applicants are encouraged to apply for a standard award.

“We encourage vision researchers from around the world to bring us their bold, high-impact ideas, the ‘what-if’s’ of science that may someday help save sight,” said Diane Bovenkamp, PhD, BrightFocus Vice President for Scientific Affairs.

Visit the National Glaucoma Research RFP for more information about the BrightFocus glaucoma grants, including how to apply. For grants beginning in 2022, the full proposal is due October 26, 2021.

About BrightFocus

BrightFocus Foundation is a premier source of private research funding to defeat Alzheimer’s, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. The organization has supported over 275 projects, a $60 million investment, over the past three years alone to find the cures for diseases of mind and sight. It shares the latest research findings and best practices to empower families impacted by these diseases.