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Insight, September 17, 2015

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European consortia awarded 12 million for eye research

Two Horizon 2020 grants, which were awarded to groups largely composed of ARVO members, will address uveal melanoma and corneal blindness across European countries.

Members in the news
In remembrance
The ARVO community reflects on the life of longtime ARVO member and pioneering researcher Endre Balazs, MD.
Pan's discovery highlighted in mainstream magazine

Wired magazine shares the story of Zhuo-Hua Pan, PhD, and the recently FDA-approved clinical trials that will transplant algae into the human retina with hopes of restoring sight.

Giblin gives first talk in new endowed lecture series

Frank Giblin, PhD, was the inaugural presenter in the lecture series endowed to honor the legacy of two of Oakland University's accomplished and pioneering research scientists, Drs. Clifford and Drusilla Harding.

Foundation news
Don't miss the deadline to apply for fellowships, awards

Apply, nominate before the Sept. 30 deadline:

  • $40K AMD research fellowships
  • $10K collaborative research fellowships
  • $12K translational research awards
  • $10K pharmaceutical research award

ARVO Journals
JOV paper shows poor attention may improve visual motion


  • IOVS issues a call for papers for Special Issue: Optical Coherence Tomography.
  • A new TVST article shows how to efficiently measure M and P function in clinical studies.
NIH seeks medical officer

Also, find clinical, academic and administrative positions open at various institutions.

Funding opportunities

ARVO Funding Guide is a searchable database with over 200 opportunities listed. 

Get more information on opportunities with upcoming deadlines: 

  • Research to Prevent Blindness low vision awards
  • Knights Templar Eye Foundation Pediatric Ophthalmology Career-Starter Research Grants
  • Call for Nominations: $40,000 Roger H. Johnson Award
    Deadline: Oct. 31
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