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BrightFocus Foundation: Macular Degeneration Research Grants

Grant Amount: Varies, see below. Up to $600,000 over 3 years
Deadline: Letter of Intent Due July 28, 2022
Category: Macular degeneration,
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The BrightFocus Foundation invites 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 two years will be awarded to young postdoctoral researchers during their final stages of mentored training. The award provides salary support for a young scientist to conduct postdoctoral studies in an established laboratory focused on research contributing to understanding the biological causes and/or new clinical treatment of macular degeneration and should also serve as the basis for the applicant’s own independent research career.

New Investigator Grant Program: Grants of up to $450,000 over three years will be awarded to investigators during their early years as independent investigators involved in studies that impact 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.

Please contact Gwen Allouch if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.

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