Founded in 1973, the BrightFocus Foundation supports research to end Alzheimer's disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.
To advance this mission, the foundation is inviting Letters of Intent for its Macular Degeneration Research Grants program. Grants will be awarded in three categories:
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program — Grants of up to $200,000 over up to two years will be awarded to support young postdoctoral researchers during their final stages of mentored training.
New Investigator Grant Program — Grants of up to $450,000 over three years will be awarded to support investigators during their early years as an independent investigator involved in studies that have an impact on the causes and/or treatment of macular degeneration.
Innovative Research Grants — Grants of up to $600,000 over three years will be awarded to support high-risk/high-gain age-related macular degeneration research. The foundation hopes to attract established investigators to apply for this support, but the aims of the application must contain outside-the-box ideas that are novel in the field. Applicants who are experts in another field are encouraged to apply their talents to proposing innovative research in the macular degeneration field.
Letters of Intent are due July 29. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by December 3, 2020.
See the BrightFocus Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.