Since its launch in 2011, the Macular Disease Foundation Australia (MDFA) Research Grants Program has committed $4.1 million to support world-leading Australian researchers across 21 research projects, and we are investing more than $1 million in our 2021 round of funding.
The aim of the Research Grants Program is to fulfill MDFA’s objective to support research to reduce the incidence and impact of macular disease and ultimately to find cures.
MDFA Grants make significant contributions to Australian medical, social, low vision and nutritional research into macular disease. They are awarded following rigorous evaluation, based largely on the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) process, along with peer review, to ensure that the successful applicants meet the highest standards.
The next round of Research Grants for projects commencing in 2021 opened on 8 October 2020, World Sight Day. Applications will be accepted until 31 January 2021, and the successful applicants will be announced in May 2021.