The Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove awarded Macular Disease Foundation Australia's 2015 grants to world leading Australian researchers at Admiralty House in Kirribilli, Sydney on World Sight Day, 8 October 2015.
The 2015 Grants valued $1.3 million, bringing the Foundation's total commitment to research to $2.8 million since the Research Grants program was initiated in 2011.
Macular Disease Foundation Australia Research Grants
The 2015 Macular Disease Foundation Australia Research Grants were awarded to:
This two-year research fellowship is valued at $50,000 per year, $40,000 pa of which is provided by Blackmores and the Marcus Blackmore Foundation, with the remaining $10,000 pa provided by the Foundation's research fund. - See more at: /content/2012-research-fellowship-recipient#sthash.8KF5IFbn.dpuf
Blackmores Macular Disease Foundation Australia Research Grants
The Blackmores Macular Disease Foundation Australia Research Grant is a grant offered through the generosity of Blackmores and the Blackmores Institute for research specifically into dietary and lifestyle aspects of macular degeneration. In 2015 Blackmores Macular Disease Foundation Australia Research Grants were awarded to:
Dr Isabelle Jalbert, UNSW Australia School of Optometry and Vision Science ($100,000 over 2 years)
Dr Laura Downie, Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences, The University of Melbourne ($100,000 over 3 years).
A Macular Disease Foundation Australia Research Grant and a Blackmores Macular Disease Foundation Australia Research Grant were awarded to:
Each of the grant recipients spoke to the Foundation about their research project and what has inspired their life dedicated to research into eye diseases, particularly macular degeneration. You can watch these short interviews here.
Read more about the 2015 awards event here.