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    Grant Family Fund

    Promoting innovative and creative “blue sky” research into macular disease.

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    Early career research grants

    The Grant Family Fund is a biennial grant opportunity made possible by a generous bequest from the estate of the late Faye Grant.

    First offered for projects commencing in 2021, the funding provides grants to early career researchers for innovative and creative “blue sky” research in the field of macular disease.

    The Grant Family Fund seeks to challenge and shift current paradigms and/or have a major impact on macular disease research through studies that creatively: 

    • develop or use novel research concepts, approaches, methodologies, technologies or interventions 
    • propose a reinterpretation, refinement, improvement or new application of existing theoretical concepts, approaches, methodologies, technologies or interventions 
    • integrate and adapt concepts, approaches, methodologies, technologies or interventions from other research fields or disciplines for a new purpose or in a new way. 


    This stream of grant funding is available to early career researchers that have not held a substantial grant such as NHMRC or equivalent. Researchers without an advanced degree can apply provided that they have an appropriate mentor. Researchers working in any field of research relevant to macular disease are eligible to apply. The primary investigator must be based in an Australian institution. 

    Please register an interest to be informed about the next round of the Grant Family Fund.