Macular Degeneration opportunities - LOI required

Sponsor Deadline: 

Dec 5, 2022

Letter of Intent Deadline: 

Jul 28, 2022


BrightFocus Foundation

UI Contact: 

ProposalCentral link

Three grant programs:

  • Innovative Research
  • New Investigator
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship

The goal of the BrightFocus Foundation research grants program is to advance innovative research promoting advances in the etiology, prevention, and treatments of Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Our vision is to help people live free from diseases of mind and sight. The Foundation is interested in supporting high risk studies that illuminate areas for which there currently is little understanding, helping to bring to light crucial knowledge about these three devastating diseases.

The BrightFocus funding mechanisms are designed to provide initial funding for highly innovative experimental ideas, including interdisciplinary investigations that may apply to two or three of the abovementioned diseases. Most of the awardees use the BrightFocus donor award money to demonstrate key findings that lead to later interest and additional funding from industrial or governmental funding agencies.

BrightFocus prefers not to fund projects for which substantial resources already exist, or that may already be competitive for governmental or industrial support.