Applications are now OPEN for the next round of MDFA Research Grants for research commencing in 2020
Closing date: 2 June 2019
Macular Disease Foundation Australia (MDFA) funds world-leading research which aims to reduce the incidence and impact of macular disease. Since the inception of the Research Grants Program in 2011, MDFA has committed almost $3.6 million to 18 research projects.
The MDFA grants are awarded following rigorous evaluation based on the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) process, along with peer review, to ensure successful applicants meet the highest standards.
A total grant pool of up to $AU 600,000 plus GST will be available for the next round of research to start in 2020. It is anticipated that up to 3 or 4 grants of $AU 50-100K per annum between 1 and 3 years duration will be awarded.
Grants are available for researchers, based in eligible Australian institutions, to pursue research into medical, social, low vision or nutritional research into macular disease. Relevant faculties, schools and departments include, but are not limited to; optometry, ophthalmology, orthoptics, medicine, social work, pharmacy, psychology, nutrition and dietetics.
The closing date of application is 5pm (AEDT) 2 June 2019. An electronic copy must be received by this date. One hard copy of the application plus attachments, including original signed certifications is also required and can be received up to 5pm (AEDT) 5 June, providing the electronic copy has been sent by 5pm (AEDT) on 2 June 2019.
To download the Research Grant documents, simply click on the links below: