His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove, Governor-General of Australia awarded $600,000 in research grants to three of Australia’s leading researchers on behalf of the Macular Disease Foundation Australia. The special event was held at Admiralty House, Sydney on Tuesday 21 November.
Macular Disease Foundation Australia funds world-leading research which aims to reduce the incidence and impact of macular degeneration. Since the inception of the Research Grants Program in 2011, the Foundation has committed almost $3.6 million to leading Australian researchers to fund 18 research projects.
The 2017 Macular Disease Foundation Australia Research Grants have been awarded to:
The Foundation’s grants are awarded following rigorous evaluation based on the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) guidelines. International peer review ensures successful applicants meet the highest standards.
Foundation funded research grants have published over 40 peer-reviewed articles in leading scientific journals since 2011.
We anticipate continued success given the high quality output our research community is delivering.