Research Grant Awards Top $1 Million
2015 marks 35 years of vision research grants awarded to ophthalmology and optometric residents as well as medical students, fellows, assistant and other junior faculty. These small seed grants of under $5,000 have helped spawned larger research projects and afforded the awardees an opportunity to consider research as a career path.
With this year’s awards of $64,930, the largest in a single year, ISPB has now granted over $1 million to vision and eye health research. Also new in 2015 was the establishment of a $10,000 award specific to macular degeneration research. ISPB continues its commitment to supporting research in eye and vision health, with priority granted to areas of inquiry with direct clinical relevance (translational research).