2018 Academy Funding Opportunities for Cutting-Edge Research

Published January 4, 2018


Academy Funding Opportunities for Cutting-Edge Research

The Academy is pleased to offer the following funding opportunities in 2018 to support cutting-edge optometric research. If you have any questions about these initiatives, feel free to contact Helen Viksnins at HelenV@aaoptom.org.


Clinical Research Award

Nearly half of Academy Fellows are in private practice, and 87% are engaged in direct patient care. Academy Fellows are keenly aware of the unmet needs of their patients and limits to current diagnosis and treatment options. The Clinical Research Award is provided to assist Fellows in conducting a research project that addresses a relevant clinical question and has the potential to positively impact patient care in optometry. Letters of intent are due April 13, 2018.

For details about the award please visit http://bit.ly/2018cra.


Career Development Award

It has been recognized for some time that young investigators, including optometric investigators, take many years after the inception of their careers before successfully acquiring Federal research funding. In fact, the mean age of first time National Institutes of Health (NIH) grantees is over 40 years of age. In a continued effort to positively influence and reduce the age at which early stage optometric researchers attain large scale federal support, the Academy will administer the Career Development Award again this year. Letters of intent are due February 3, 2018.

For details about the award please visit http://bit.ly/2018cda.