BLOGS WEBSITE

US Department of Defense: Vision Research Program for 2018/19

The goal of this program is to foster innovative, military relevant research in the following areas:

  • mitigation and treatment of traumatic injuries, war related injuries and diseases to the ocular structure and visual system;
  • mitigation and treatment of visual dysfunction associated with traumatic brain injury (TBI);
  • ocular and visual systems diagnostic capabilities and assessment strategies;
  • protection and prevention strategies;
  • vision rehabilitation strategies and quality of life measures;
  • epidemiological studies of military eye trauma and TBI related vision dysfunction;
  • vision restoration;
  • vision care education, training and simulation; and
  • warfighter vision readiness and enhancement.

Award Mechanisms

Focused Translational Team Science Award (FTTSA)

This award supports highly collaborative and translational team initiatives that would fundamentally advance the understanding and treatment of military-relevant vision trauma. Emphasis is on synergy, translational potential, and strategy to transition findings into products.

  • Eligibility: PIs must be independent investigators at or above the level of Associate Professor (or equivalent) with experience in developing and running large-scale initiatives.
    Co-investigators may be independent investigators at all academic levels (or equivalent).
  • Funding: Maximum funding of US $5M (approx. AUD $6.63M) for direct costs (plus indirect costs)
  • Duration: Up to 4 years

Investigator Initiated Research Award (IIRA)

Supports basic and applied research addressing key challenges to advancing understanding and treatment of military-relevant vision trauma. Emphasis is on impact and innovation.

  • Eligibility: Independent investigators at all academic levels (or equivalent).
  • Funding: Maximum funding of US $500,000 (approx. AUD $663,300) for direct costs (plus indirect costs)
  • Duration: Up to 3 years

Submission Requirements & Due Dates

Further Information

Contact Research Services

For support with your application, please email rbinternational@adelaide.edu.au

This entry was posted in Engineering, Computer & Mathematical Sciences, Funding by Award Type, Grants (Project Funds), Health & Medical Sciences, International Funding and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.
 

Comments are closed.