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Shaffer Grants for Innovative Glaucoma Research Program

Glaucoma Research Foundation
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Opportunity Information:

The Glaucoma Research Foundation invites applications for its Shaffer Grants for Innovative Glaucoma Research program, which awards one-year grants of $55,000 in support of high-impact clinical, epidemiological, and laboratory research on glaucoma. 

There are now two focus areas for Shaffer grants:

Physiology of Glaucoma: May include projects to protect and restore the optic nerve, accurately detect glaucoma and monitor its progress, provide better understanding and treatment for congenital/juvenile glaucoma, understand the intraocular pressure system and develop better treatments, and determine the risk factors for glaucoma damage using systematic outcomes data.

Genetics of Glaucoma (funded through the Zander Family Research Fund): May include projects to identify the genes that cause glaucoma and explore new approaches to gene therapy to preserve or restore vision.

To be eligible, applicants must possess a graduate degree, not have received a Shaffer grant within the prior three years, and agree to acknowledge Glaucoma Research Foundation in papers and abstracts resulting from Glaucoma Research Foundation funded research.

Preliminary proposals are due July 15, 2024. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.

For complete program guidelines, application instructions, and previously supported research, see the Glaucoma Research Foundation website.

ASU Information:

Submissions to this sponsor/donor are managed by the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations. Please contact your unit-assigned ASUF Director of Development or Research Advancement Specialist at your earliest convenience to ensure ASU's strategic coordination and management of funding applications.

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