Velux Stiftung | Project Funding


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Date 30.04.2024
Category Call for proposal
The Velux Stiftung Call for proposals: Ophthalmology Research in Low- and Middle-Income Countries 2024 is now open

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.

Out of scope:
- projects with main focus on health systems / services research, implementation research / intervention science, health economics or community development, training, education, capacity building for eye care or research to improve this process.

CHF 50’000 to 100’000 per year. At least 50 % of the funding must be used in LMICs. (Total budget: CHF 2 Mio reserved for the call)

Duration of the projects: 1 to 4 years.

- Submission Deadline: April 30, 2024
- Final decision: November 2024

Eligible applicants:
Consortia of research groups:
- at least one partner based in a LMIC
- Involvement of a Swiss partner welcome but partner in a high-income country is not mandatory.
- Most of the research should take place in one or several LMICs.
- at least one PI or co-PI is an established (R3) or leading researcher (R4) in ophthalmology according to the European Framework for research careers.
- A member of the LMIC research institution's executive / leadership team (member of senior management and decision-making body) should be included in the project team as PI or co-PIs.

Additional information:
- Full call document available here.
- to ensure your project idea fits with the scope of the call, you are welcome to contact [email protected] with an abstract of your project. You can also check previously funded projects here.


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Low and Middle Income Countries Ophthalmology

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