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2013 Prevent Blindness America Investigator Award

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2013 Prevent Blindness America Investigator Award

The 2013 Prevent Blindness America Investigator Award provides funding for research investigating public health related to eye health and safety. Applications will be accepted in the following priority areas in adult vision, children’s vision, or eye injury:

      - Burden/economic aspects of eye disease/vision loss on society
      - Best practices to integrate vision screening/follow up care to system care access
      - Vision program effectiveness/evaluation

All research grants need to promote the core mission of Prevent Blindness America – preventing blindness and preserving sight. Basic laboratory science research will not be supported under this program.

The deadline for the 10th annual Prevent Blindness America Investigator Award is March 27, 2013. Grants are for a one-year period, up to $30,000, reviewed by a panel of scientists in coordination with the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), and will commence on July 1, 2013.

Complete the online Application Form in one session, including a brief non-technical description (2-3 sentences) of your project’s relevance to the core mission of Prevent Blindness America – preventing blindness and preserving sight. In addition, please furnish the 4 required supporting documents transmitting them as PDF attachments and emailing to awards@arvo.org. 

Additionally, the following 4 pieces of supporting documentation must be transmitted as PDF attachments emailed to awards@arvo.org
  1. Information about Principal Investigator, and Required Signatures
  2. Description of Research Project (no more than 4 pages typed including references) to
      include:
         - Objectives
         - Current status (if in progress)
         - Review of relevant work in field
         - Methodology
         - Clinical significance relating toward public health
         - Critical references
  3. One year Budget (up to $30,000)
  4. Signed Letter of Recommendation

Transmit all supporting documentation to awards@arvo.org.

Contact Nita Patel, Prevent Blindness America Director of Public Health at 312-363-6019, or via npatel@preventblindness.org with any questions.

For further information about the Prevent Blindness America Investigator Award, visit the Prevent Blindness America website at www.preventblindness.org/investigator-award-application-process.

2013 Prevent Blindness America Investigator Award Timeline:

Applications open    November 17, 2012 
Applications close   March 27, 2013
Awardee notified   June 1, 2013

Applications are closed.

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