Macular degeneration research grants

Published: Tuesday 21st April 2015

The Macular Disease Foundation Australia is calling for applications from Australian researchers in the field of macular degeneration, Australia’s leading cause of blindness and severe vision loss. 

Since the inception of the Research Grant Program in 2011, Macular Disease Foundation Australia has awarded over $1.5 million to eminent Australian researchers.  In this round, the Foundation will offer $1.3 million.

Grants available in 2015 (for research commencing in 2016):

Macular Disease Foundation Australia Research Grant (up to $700,000 over 3 years) This grant/s is open to a range of research areas such as bio-medical, low vision, nutrition or related to practices and protocols in treatment.

Blackmores Macular Disease Foundation Australia Research Grant (up to $600,000 over 3 years) In partnership, Blackmores and Macular Disease Foundation Australia are pleased to introduce a new grant/s to encourage and enhance research into the nutrition and/or lifestyle aspects of macular degeneration.

Instructions and application forms are available from the Macular Disease Foundation Australia website, 

Fully completed applications should be submitted to the Research Office ( at least 7 working days prior to the funding body’s closing date.

Internal Due Date: 20 May 2015

For information on internal requirements for submitting a research grant please see ACU research grants website.

Deadline: 1 June 2015

The successful applicants will be announced on World Sight Day, 8 October 2015.