One of Macular Disease Foundation Australia’s key objectives is to support research, with the aim of reducing the incidence and impact of macular disease. And so, in 2011, MDFA launched its Research Grants Program.
Over the life of the Research Grants Program, MDFA has become the largest non-government source of research funds for macular disease in Australia.
Key statistics of the Research Grants Program
|Total funds committed since 2011||$5.1 million|
|Research Grant funding pool 2021||$1,025,000|
|Number of projects funded since 2011||29 projects|
Of course, the ultimate aim of research is to make sight-saving discoveries for all macular conditions. However, many MDFA-funded projects are directed to foundational research, which is crucial to our understanding of macular disease.
Only Australian researchers, working at an Australian institution, are eligible for MDFA’s Research Grants Program funding.