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February 23, 2009
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NIH receives $10.4 billion in stimulus funding
Legislation allocates total of $8.2 billion for research

NIH "plans to spend as much as possible in 2009 to support the goals of the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act and to advance scientific priorities"

Advocacy pays off for NIH's slice of the stimulus pie

The significant level of commitment for research funding contained in the stimulus plan wasn't just good luck.

Everything ARVO
Last call for 2010 Awards nominations!

You have until March 2 to nominate an outstanding colleague for a 2010 ARVO Award

Reap the rewards of hosting a researcher at ARVO 2009

ARVO 2008 host Mark Petrash is signing up again — what about you?

Meetings & events
Upcoming ARVO events

New workshop: Do  you want to be a chair of ophthalmology?  •  ARVO/ISIE 7th Annual Meeting: Abstract submission open until March 2  •  One-day course: Clinical Trials in Eye Research  •  SERC 2009: Ocular Drug Delivery  •  Observer space available at ARVO/Pfizer Research Institute  •  ARVO/ISOCB

Other eye and vision events

March: AMD Awareness Month  •  Brain Awareness Week  •  MEACO 2009 Congress  •  NIH Regional Seminars  •  12th Annual Vision Research Conference  •  APAO-AAO Joint Congress •  Eye Bank Association of America  •  World Glaucoma Congress  •  Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Member news
In memory of Yasuo Tano

The ARVO Board of Trustees greatly regrets the passing of member Yasuo Tano, MD

Research
Research policy update

EU animal experimentation proposal moves forward

Research news

Vitamin A for dry eye  •  Progress on managing ocular allergy  •  New imaging technology could save the vision of millions

Resources
New! Spring 2009 funding deadlines

Key grant and award opportunities with deadlines this spring, collected in one place.

K12 Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Programs
Support for clinician-scientists and patient-oriented clinical investigators to conduct mentored research related to all aspects of vision
Grant and funding opportunities

Graduate Traineeship  •  Integrity in Collaborative Research   •  Promoting diversity • Supplemental infrastructure support for ongoing NEI projects (R01)  •  Blepharospasm or Meige's syndrome  •   Biologicial informatics  •  Molecular imaging probes  •  Computational neuroscience

Award opportunities

Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society Travel Grants for the ARVO 2009 Annual Meeting

Useful resources

FASEB Advocacy Center

Key dates: ARVO 2009 Annual Meeting

February 27 — Online Abstract Search and Itinerary Builder launches
March 17 — Housing deadline
April 3 — Advanced registration deadline for childcare

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