Funding Agency:
Foundation Fighting Blindness

The Foundation Fighting Blindness’ Grants and Awards Programs annually support basic, laboratory-based early translational, clinical studies, and pre-clinical research applicable to a broad range of inherited retinal degenerative diseases. The goal is to find the causes, preventions, treatments, and cures for retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases.

The Foundation has identified six (6) Research Priority Areas that align with our mission. Awards are made through a competitive funding mechanism. Only those proposals of the highest scientific merit that will advance the goals and objectives of the Foundation Fighting Blindness are considered for funding.

The Foundation encourages individuals and teams from all scientific disciplines that have ideas geared toward eliminating inherited retinal degenerative diseases to apply to a grant or award program. Individuals from underrepresented racial, ethnic and gender groups, as well as individuals with disabilities, are always encouraged to apply.

Individual Investigator Research Award/Clinical Innovation Award

LOI: Oct. 26, 2023

Application: March 6, 2024

Free Family AMD Award

LOI: Oct 5, 2023

Application: Jan 5, 2024

Career Development Award

Application: Feb 1, 2024

Deadline: Rolling
LOI: Oct. 12, 2023
Application: Feb. 27, 2024
LOI: June 1, 2023
Application: Oct 5, 2023
LOI: Sep. 7, 2023
Application: Dec. 20, 2023

Agency Website

Funding Type



Junior Faculty
Medical Fellow/Resident
Post Doctoral Fellows


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

February 1, 2024