The Glaucoma Foundation announces a new granting platform focused on the topic of intraocular pressure-independent mechanisms of optic nerve degeneration in glaucoma. Examples of research that may be considered range from basic science to clinical interventions, such as genetics and genomic medicine, disease modeling, assessment of ocular perfusion, artificial intelligence, and clinical research. A priority will be given to novel proposals with a viable study hypothesis that can lead to impactful results that are fundable at the NIH level. Each one-year grant award is $60,000 and is potentially renewable for a second year.
Grant applications on this topic as well as exfoliation syndrome and exfoliation glaucoma need to be submitted by September 11, 2020. For more information click here.