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Glaucoma Research Foundation Accepting Preliminary Applications for 2014 Grants

San Francisco, CA, June 27, 2013 - Preliminary applications for one-year Shaffer Grants in the amount of $40,000 are being accepted until July 31, 2013 through the Glaucoma Research Foundation website.

The San Francisco based nonprofit organization funds innovative research to prevent vision loss from glaucoma and ultimately to find a cure.

Research scientists interested in applying for a grant should visit the website's Applying for a Grant page to review the grant process and submit an application. GRF encourages innovative ideas that will bring the scientific community closer to an in-depth understanding of glaucoma and its potential cures. Glaucoma Research Foundation posts the following strategic research goals on their website:

  • Protect and restore the optic nerve
  • Accurately detect glaucoma and monitor its progress
  • Find the genes responsible for glaucoma
  • Understand the intraocular pressure system and develop better treatments
  • Determine the risk factors for glaucoma damage using systematic outcomes data

In addition to funding innovative research investigators at prestigious institutions across the United States, in recent years GRF has funded research in Australia, Canada, Israel, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.

Interdisciplinary teams and collaborations that may lead to new glaucoma treatments are encouraged. Grant applicants must possess at least a graduate degree. More details about the Strategic Research Goals set forth by the Glaucoma Research Foundation can be found here.

More information about applying for a Shaffer Grant.

About Glaucoma Research Foundation

Founded in 1978 and headquartered in San Francisco, Glaucoma Research Foundation is America’s oldest and most experienced nonprofit dedicated solely to its mission: to prevent vision loss from glaucoma by investing in innovative research, education and support with the ultimate goal of finding a cure. Now celebrating its 35th anniversary, Glaucoma Research Foundation has invested more than $40 million into research and education to prevent vision loss from glaucoma. More information is available at glaucoma.org/about. Contact: Andrew Jackson, Director of Communications, phone (415) 986-3162.

Last reviewed on October 29, 2017

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