Glaucoma group’s $200k in new research grants

Glaucoma Australia will award $200,000 in the first round of its new Glaucoma Research Grants Program funded by the William A Quinlivan Research Fund, which was established in 2006.

Applications are now open until September 1, 2019, with the successful recipients to be announced on World Sight Day (October 10).

“We are very proud to be launching our new research grants program, which will continue to fund research that supports our mission to eliminate glaucoma blindness,” Glaucoma Australia CEO Annie Gibbins said.

According to Ms Gibbins, William A Quinlivan Research Fund has supported “more than 30 productive research projects and provided more than a dozen scholarships for researchers” over the years.

“We now seek to expand the fund substantially to meet the goals and wishes of our members and create a more positive future for persons with glaucoma,” she said.

Glaucoma Australia Research Committee Chair Dr Simon Skalicky added that Glaucoma Australia is committed to funding high quality glaucoma research that improves “the lives of people with glaucoma through better detection and treatment”.

“We are excited to facilitate the innovative research of academics who drive progress in glaucoma management,” he said.

Glaucoma Australia will commit $200,000 in the first round of its new program, and anticipates that individual grants of $50,000 to $100,000 a year will be awarded for projects up to three years in duration.

To apply visit: www.glaucoma.org.au/about-us/research-grants-program/

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