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 inheritable 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.

Individual Investigator Research Award/Clinical Innovation Award

LOI: Nov 5, 2021

Application: Feb 25, 2022

Free Family AMD Award

LOI: Oct 25, 2021

Application: Jan 13, 2022

Career Development Award

Application: Feb 1, 2022

Diana Davis Spencer Clinical/Research Fellowship Award

Application Deadline: Oct 21, 2021
Deadline: Rolling
LOI: Nov 5, 2021
Application: Mar 24, 2022
LOI: July 22, 2021
Application: Oct 30, 2021

Agency Website

Funding Type



Junior Faculty
Medical Fellow/Resident
Post Doctoral Fellows


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

October 25, 2021