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Glaucoma Foundation Grant Research Program
The Glaucoma Foundation offers grants to researchers striving to improve the lives of glaucoma patients through novel innovations and scientific advances. The area of current focus for TGF's Grant Research program is exfoliation syndrome and exfoliation glaucoma. The next deadline for grant applications is March 1, 2015. (This will be TGF's only deadline in 2015). Initial grant funding for a one-year period is for up to $40,000; a grantee is permitted to apply for a grant renewal of up to $50,000. A renewal grant is a one year grant based upon research findings from the initial research.
A. Please read through the application carefully and include all the required information. There are five parts to this application:
1. A Summary and Information Sheet
2. A Supplemental Information section
3. A Budget Form and an Other Funding portion
4. A Project Description
5. A Biographical sketch.
Please make sure each section is complete.
B. Submit one original and five copies of the completed application and related appendices. Please also include a self-addressed, stamped postcard for confirmation receipt of the application.
C. Submit a PDF of your application to email@example.com
D. For general application questions and mail applications to:
Director of Outreach Programs
The Glaucoma Foundation
80 Maiden Lane, Suite 700
New York, NY 10038
For technical questions, please contact:
Robert Ritch, MD
Medical Director, Vice President, Secretary and Founder, TGF
Professor and Chief, Glaucoma Service
The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary
310 East 14th Street
New York, NY 10003
Proposals will be evaluated only in March 2015. Applications submitted for the March deadline will be awarded in June.
Terms and Restrictions
A. Grants are awarded for a one-year period and are renewable.
B. Applicants must clearly demonstrate the Principal Investigator’s understanding of glaucoma or his/her collaboration with an investigator who has experience in glaucoma research. If collaboration is warranted, a letter of support from the researcher must be included in the application.
C. Applicants must have a full time faculty position or equivalent.
D. Initial grant funding for a one-year period is limited to a maximum of $40,000. The Principal Investigator may apply for a renewal for up to $50,000. Renewal grants are for an additional year of research and must be based upon findings from the first year’s work.
E. The Glaucoma Foundation does not provide funds for investigator salaries, travel, overhead, or other indirect costs.
F. Excluding renewal grants, Principal Investigators are required to wait a minimum of two years from the funded cycle before submitting a new research application for consideration.
G. Renewal grant applications are accepted after 18 months have elapsed from the beginning of an original grant award.
Merck Innovative Ophthalmology Research Awards
The ARVO Foundation is pleased to offer this series of biennial awards. The Merck Innovative Ophthalmology Research Awards (IORA) encourages young researchers to undertake investigative work in critical areas of ophthalmology that may one day lead to meaningful improvements in patients' lives. It is open to researchers aged 45 years or younger who hold an MD, a PhD or an equivalent doctoral level degree. A first place prize of $15,000 and two second place prizes of $10,000 will be awarded in each of two categories for a total of $70,000 in awards.
Topics for the 2015 awards are:
• Ocular Surface
2015 Merck Ophthalmology Research Award timeline
Nominations open Dec. 2, 2013
Nominations close Nov. 3, 2014
Awardees notified by January 2015
For additional information, please contact Andrew Dobos at 240-221-2951.