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IRRF Announces New Partnership Initiatives Providing Sustained Research Funding:

The post-pandemic economy has resulted in funding partnership opportunities that leverage the power of matching grants from more than one source.  The International Retinal Research Foundation is pleased to announce new partnerships that will provide research funding over the next three years.

The Retina Society Research and Education Fund Retina Society/IRRF Award

The main mission of the Retina Society is to advance knowledge and education in the field of retina.  Consistent with that mission, the Retina Society established a research and education grant program, with the objective of funding several annual research grants to support innovative research by Retina Society members.  In their inaugural year, two grants of $25,000 each were funded.  In 2022, The Retina Society and the IRRF have partnered to fund three grants of $50,000 each per year for three years.

Eligibility: Only active and associate members of The Retina Society may apply for grants.  For further information and funding guidelines, go HERE

The Macula Society/IRRF Award

The International Retinal Research Foundation (IRRF) has partnered with The Macula Society to form The Macula Society/IRRF Award.  The Award will be in accordance with the Macula Society’s purpose of providing a forum for the presentation and dissemination of the most current and most advanced scientific information and research in retinal vascular and macular diseases.  This partnership will provide funds for a total of four Awards per year at $35,000 each for three years.

Membership to The Macula Society is by application, with acceptance criteria including extensive contribution to retinal literature.  The Macula Society recognizes outstanding achievement by its members and others through awards and lectures, and holds an annual meeting open to members, their guests, co-authors and supporting company representatives.

To learn more about The Macula Society, go HERE

The Robert Machemer, MD Foundation and The International Retinal Research Foundation Fellowship

The Robert Machemer Foundation and the IRRF have collaborated to establish the Robert Machemer, MD Foundation and International Retinal Research Foundation Fellowship, that will provide $100,000 a year in career research development.  The goal is to support the transition of a vitreoretinal surgical fellow to pursue independent research to improve knowledge of the causes and treatment of vitreoretinal diseases.  Eligible applicants are senior vitreoretinal surgical fellows.  Applications are reviewed by the Scholarship Committee and ranked based on the potential of the applicant, the quality and feasibility of research, and the mentoring plan.  

To learn more about this Award, follow the below link to The Robert Machemer Foundation, go HERE

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Regular Grants – Up to $100,000 Per Year, Two Year Maximum — Submission Deadline: May 15, 2023

More Info. Download form: Grant Application.doc Questions or request for information should be forwarded to Sandra Blackwood either by email, [email protected] or phone, 205-325-8103