Research Funding From Private Institutions/Foundations

Andrew Jackson

We’ve talked about the research funding crisis before here on Webvision with linked editorials, and discussions of the 2015 funding environment. Increasingly, private foundations are becoming more critical to the survival of laboratories given the dramatic reduction in federal funding of research.  Typically, these kinds of funding resources are not enough to completely run a lab, but they help smooth out the bumps, keeping scientists in the game.

We have compiled for you a list of non-federal vision research funding resources for you to explore.  I wish my colleagues good luck and good science.


Non-Federal Research Funding Resources


Sponsor                                                             Website

Alliance for Vision Research
American Federation for Medical Research
American Diabetes Association
American Federation for Aging Research
American Health Assistance Foundation
American Medical Assn. Fdn.
American Physiological Society
Boehringer Ingelheim
Brookdale Foundation
Dana Foundation
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Dreyfus Foundation
Ellison Foundation
Eye Bank Association of America
Fight for Sight
Foresight Ventures
Glaucoma Foundation
Glaucoma Research Foundation Shaffer Fund
Glaucoma Research Foundation
Heed Ophthalmic Foundation
Helen Hay Whitney
Hope for Vision
Human Frontier Science Program
International Retina Research Foundation (IRRF)
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International
Knights Templar Eye Foundation
Life Sciences Research Foundation
Lions Sight-first Diabetic Retinopathy Foundation
Midwest Eye Bank
Pew Scholars
Pfeiffer Research Grants
Pharma. Res. and Manufacturers of Amer. Fdn.
Prevent Blindness America
Rackham Faculty Grants and Fellowships
Research to Prevent Blindness
Retina International
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Searle Scholars
Sloan Research Fellowships
Society for Biomolecular Society
Thome Memorial Foundation
United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation
Whitaker Foundation (Bioengineering)
Whitehall Foundation


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