Founded in 1978, the San Francisco-based Glaucoma Research Foundation was created to encourage innovative research aimed at finding better ways to care for people with glaucoma — the leading cause of preventable blindness.
Through its Shaffer Grants program, the foundation will award grants of $40,000 in support of innovative, high-impact, clinical, epidemiological, and laboratory research projects designed to find better ways to care for people with glaucoma. The grants do not support equipment exceeding $12,000, salaries for principal investigators and co-investigators, projects with overt commercial applications, lab supplies, and/or indirect costs.
Preliminary proposals must be received no later than July 31, 2017. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.
To be eligible, applicants must possess at least a graduate degree. Interdisciplinary teams and collaborations with the potential to lead to new glaucoma treatments are encouraged.
See the Glaucoma Research Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions, as well as a list of previous Shaffer grant recipients.