Velux Stiftung | Open call for proposals in Ophthalmology research


Event details

Date 07.05.2023
Category Call for proposal
Velux Stiftung is publishing the 2023 call for proposals in the ophthalmology program targeting challenges in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
Thematic focus:

1) Institutional research capacity strengthening projects: projects aiming at sustainably building, developing, or reinforcing institutional structures enabling biomedical/clinical ophthalmology research in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
2) Interdisciplinary biomedical research projects in ophthalmology aiming to develop and validate new diagnostic, prevention, or treatment methods for eye diseases adapted to the local context and environment of LMICs. Such projects must also contribute to some extent to strengthen research capacities of the institutions in LMICs.
Projects with a higher share of institutional research capacity strengthening aspects will be prioritized.

Partnerships: Consortia of research groups with at least one partner based in a LMIC are invited to apply. The involvement of a Swiss partner in the consortium is welcome
Most of the research should take place in one or several LMICs. To enhance knowledge transfer at least one PI or co-PI has to be an established (R3) or leading researcher (R4) in ophthalmology according to the European Framework for research careers.

Duration: 1 to 4 years.

Funding: from CHF 50’000 to CHF 100’000 per year, for one to four years, with at least 50% of the funding to be used in LMICs.
Deadline: May 7, 2023

More info:
Please refer to the call for proposals for more details on this topic.
Please find here the list of approved projects in the first two years of the program.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


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