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    MDFA Research Grants

    Investing in the promise of better treatments and cures for macular disease.

    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 201129 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.