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U.S.-India Collaborative Vision Research Program (R01)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages Multiple Principal Investigator (Multi-PD/PI) applications from United States (U.S.)-based institutions with an Indian institution partner to establish bilateral collaborations that will advance science and technology important to understanding, preventing, and treating blinding eye diseases, visual disorders, and their complications.
Applications are encouraged from organizations/institutions that propose to conduct research on the basic biology and/or genetics of ophthalmic diseases through collaborations with Indian investigators on the following: diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, including rare and genetic diseases such as congenital cataracts, as well as other eye conditions such as ocular inflammation/uveitis, refractive error, low vision, and corneal injury. Basic, translational, or epidemiological research may be proposed. Clinical trials will not be supported under this FOA.
Application Due Date(s): November 8, 2018; November 8, 2019; November 9, 2020
PAR-18-912 Expiration Date November 10, 2020
This FOA requires that the collaboration between the U.S. and Indian research teams be submitted as a Multiple Principle Investigator (Multi-PD/PI) application with both of the lead scientists from each country as the PD/PI.