BrightFocus Foundation | National Glaucoma Research Program Standard Award


Event details

Date 31.10.2023
Category Call for proposal
Aim: BrightFocus provides research funds for U.S. and international researchers pursuing pioneering research leading to greater understanding, prevention, and treatment of glaucoma.

The standard award provides funding for researchers who have already generated some amount of preliminary data, but are often required to demonstrate additional, significant progress before they can apply to governmental or industrial funding agencies. Applicants are encouraged to create tools that would benefit all investigators in the field, including animal models of disease, or cell lines.

Duration: 2 years

Funding: $200,000

Eligibility: Tenure- and non-tenure-track positions are welcome to apply for funding if they are appropriately trained to lead an independent research study, and are permitted by their organizations to manage the grant and supervise any key personnel. Applicants with pending appointments are eligible to apply, but the appointment must be finalized by the start of the award.

How to Apply: Applications must be submitted through ProposalCentral. Instructions for submission can be found here. More detailed instructions for the application can be downloaded once you’ve registered on the portal. When your proposal is complete, contact the Research Office for the institutional signature required on the Signature Page.

Application Deadline: Full application due 31 October 2023 (5:00 pm EST)                                                               

Further information
  • Additional information about the program is available here.
  • FAQ can be found here.
  • Contact the Research Office for assistance with the Signature Page or with any other questions.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


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