Now closed: applications for the next round of MDFA Research Grants for research commencing in 2020
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.