The Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove, has awarded the successful recipients of the Foundation’s research grants program totalling $1.3 million, at a special event hosted at Admiralty House Sydney on World Sight Day (8 October 2015).
Macular Disease Foundation Australia has committed a total of $2.8 million to its research grants program since its inception in 2011.
The Grants Program is for research into macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness and severe vision loss in Australia, primarily affecting older Australians.
The grants have been awarded to Australian researchers for projects across a range of areas and this year the program includes a new grant, the Blackmores Macular Disease Foundation Australia Research Grant.
Read more about the Research Grants Program recipients.
8 October 2015