EyeFind Research Grants

Supporting procurement of human eye tissue for research

The EyeFind Research Grant Program provides supplemental funding of up to $5,000 per project to assist researchers with procurement of human eye tissue from eye banks for use in a well-conceived research project. The use of human tissue samples can be critical to effectively addressing a researcher's scientific questions, particularly those involving uniquely human ocular disease. These grants stand to benefit the entire eye and vision research community and grantees are expected to submit a final report of their findings at the conclusion of the grant.

Supported by the ARVO Foundation, the EyeFind Research Grant Program launched in January 2020. The first round of grants awards were announced in July 2020.

Application period closed for 2020

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2020 EyeFind Research Grant Recipients

Silke Becker, PhD
John A. Moran Eye Center
Eye bank: Utah Lions Eye Bank
Lipid mediators and neurovascular dysfunction in human diabetic retina

Sander Dubovy, MD 
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Eye bank: Florida Lions Eye Bank
Covid-19 in post mortem eyes

Yingbin Fu, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine
Eye bank: Lions Eye Bank of Texas
Role of AIPB in age-related macular degeneration

Michele Madigan, PhD
Save Sight Institute, University of Sydney
Eye bank: NSW Tissue Bank and Australian Ocular Biobank
Human choroid melanocytes, oxidative stress and inflammation

Teresa Puthussery, OD, PhD
University of California Berkeley
Eye bank: Lions VisionGift
A novel approach to assess selective ganglion cell vulnerability in glaucoma