Founded in 1973, the BrightFocus Foundation funds scientific research worldwide with the goal of defeating Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.
To advance this mission, the foundation is inviting applications for its National Glaucoma Research Grant. Through the program, grants of up to $100,000 a year for up to two years will be awarded in support of pioneering research leading to greater understanding, prevention, and treatment of glaucoma. Preference will be given pilot projects that would not, at their present stage, be competitive for large government or industry awards. Applicants are encouraged to apply for funding that supports the creation of tools that would benefit all investigators in the field, including animal models of disease or cell lines.
Both U.S. and international researchers are eligible to apply, and postdoctoral fellows may be listed as co-principal investigator.
See the BrightFocus Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.