Since its launch in 2011, the Macular Disease Foundation Australia Research Grants Program has committed almost $3.6 million to support world leading Australian researchers across 18 research projects.
The aim of the Research Grants Program is to fulfill the Foundation’s objective to support research to reduce the incidence and impact of macular degeneration and ultimately to find a cure for this chronic disease.
The Foundation’s Grants and Fellowships make significant contributions to Australian medical, low vision and nutritional research into macular degeneration. They are awarded following rigorous evaluation, based largely on the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) process, along with international peer review, to ensure that the successful applicants meet the highest standards.
The next round of Research Grants will open 1 March 2019, for research commencing in January 2020. Applications will be accepted from 1 March – 2 June 2019, and the successful recipient(s) will be announced on World Sight Day – 10 October 2019.
Instructions and application forms will be available on the MDFA website from 1 March 2019.
Alternatively, if you wish to register your interest in applying for a research grant in the future please complete the form here.