The BrightFocus Foundation provides research funds for high-risk studies that illuminate areas for which there currently is little understanding, helping to bring to light crucial knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. To that end, the foundation is accepting applications for its Alzheimer's Disease Research and National Glaucoma Research programs.
Grants will be awarded to researchers for innovate investigator-initiated research projects. These programs are designed to give scientists the opportunity to develop the preliminary data necessary to be considered competitive for larger government or corporate types of sponsorship. Note: Typically these awards are made to junior investigators, or to more established investigators who are proposing particularly innovative research.
- Alzheimer's Disease Research Program
Amount: Up to $300,000 over three years
Deadline: October 18, 2017
- National Glaucoma Research Program
Amount: Up to $150,000 over two years
Deadline: November 7, 2017