ARVO Foundation for Eye Research: Genentech Age-Related Macular Degeneration Research Fellowship

The ARVO Foundation for Eye Research has released an RFP for the Genentech Age-Related Macular Degeneration Research Fellowship. The grant will support basic science research working to understand AMD. A second grant will be award to a researcher doing translational work AND research focusing on therapeutics. The award is up to $40,000. Application deadline is September 30, 2015.

The UNC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations has identified the following private funding opportunity:

ARVO Foundation for Eye Research: Genentech Age-Related Macular Degeneration Research Fellowship
The ARVO Foundation for Eye Research is the philanthropic arm of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. The impact of age-related macular degeneration on the global aging population is enormous as people are deprived of their economic livelihoods and independence. Eye and vision researchers have already discovered several genes at work in AMD, the distinctions between types of AMD and the development of therapeutic remedies. The ARVO Foundation for Eye Research believes the work must continue so that there can be earlier identification of those likely to develop AMD, discovery of ways to slow the progression of the disease and novel ways to treat AMD to limit sight loss. Thanks to Genentech's support, the ARVO Foundation will offer one grant to a researcher working in basic research in the understanding of AMD and another grant to a researcher working in translational AMD research focusing on therapeutics.

Application Deadline: September 30, 2015. Recipients notified in December 2015. Application Guidelines for the grant can be found here.

The UNC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is available to provide assistance in pursuing privately funded opportunities. Email cfr@unc.edu or phone 919.962.3423. 

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