The Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc. is committed to support research that can help launch the careers of clinical and basic researchers focused on the prevention and cure of potentially blinding diseases in infants and children. Grants supported by the Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc. are awarded to impact the care of infants, children, and adults. Clinical and basic research on conditions that may be potentially preventable or correctable such as amblyopia, cataract, glaucoma, optic nerve hypoplasia, nystagmus, retinopathy of prematurity, and hereditary diseases that occur at birth or within early childhood, such as retinoblastoma, is encouraged. Proposals for support of basic research on eye and visual system development also are welcome.
Each year the Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc., invites eligible investigators to submit applications for pediatric ophthalmology research grants:
Career-Starter Research Grants - up to $65,000 per grant. Applicants for these grants must be at the beginning of their academic careers and must have received M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent degree.
Competitive Renewal Grants - up to $65,000 per grant to extend the original grant project for one additional year when the data collected from the original grant is compelling enough to apply.
Training Mentors for Developing Countries (TMDC) Fellowship - Annual stipend of $60,000 - The Scientific Advisory Committee for the Knights Templar Eye Foundation has identified a significant need for well-trained pediatric ophthalmology faculty (mentors) in developing countries. As a result the Foundation has created a 1-year fellowship to help meet that training need. Those receiving a fellowship have agreed in writing to return to their native country immediately following the fellowship to practice pediatric ophthalmology for a minimum of 5 years and, to the extent possible, be directly involved in the training of residents during those 5 years.
Those receiving Career-Starter Research Grants for 2015 - 2016 are:
RESEARCH GRANT BOOKLET - 2015-2016
Those receiving Competitive Renewal Grants for 2015 - 2016 are:
For a complete list of Institutions that have received Grants through 2015 are:
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Archived - Research Grant Booklets