The ARVO Foundation for Eye Research, the philanthropic arm of the Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, was established in 2001 to ensure stable support for innovative and novel vision research, particularly work that fosters collaboration between clinicians and basic scientists.
To that end, the foundation is inviting applications for two Genentech Age-Related Macular Degeneration Research Fellowships. A grant of $40,000 will be awarded to a researcher conducting basic research on AMD, while a second grant of $40,000 will be awarded to a researcher for translational AMD research focused on therapeutics.
To be eligible, applicants must be a newly established investigator age 45 or younger. While ARVO membership is not necessary, applicants must currently be working in a nonprofit or academic research center.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the ARVO Foundation website.