2018 Research Grant Application Window Now Open! – Children's Eye Foundation of AAPOS

2018 Research Grant Application Window Now Open!


The Children’s Eye Foundation (CEF) and the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) are excited to announce that the 2018 CEF Research Grant application window is now open!.


To encourage research among AAPOS-members who are new investigators (may be ophthalmologists early in their career or more experienced clinicians who have not had much research experience), the Children’s Eye Foundation (CEF) and the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus (AAPOS) are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2018 CEF Research Grant.

Eligible researchers include the following AAPOS Membership Categories: Active, Associate, Affiliate, International, and Orthoptist or Candidate-in-Training who has completed an AAPOS approved fellowship. The grant award is $5,000 and is for one year.

Preference will be given to new (but not necessarily young) investigators over individuals who have had significant independent or collaborative research experience. Investigators who have received a research grant of $25,000 or more (as principal investigator) in the past will not be considered a new investigator. New investigators may be in an academic or private setting, in the US or abroad, and may be at an early or later stage in their clinical practice; however, preference will be given to applicants who have had little or no prior research funding, as the purpose of the award is to encourage new investigators to conduct independent research.

The research project should focus on a problem or unmet need in clinical pediatric ophthalmology or strabismus. Priority will be given to projects that have high clinical or public health relevance. Basic science projects that are not clearly and readily translational will not be considered. The proposed project may be any type of research, including clinical, translational, public health, community-based, health-care delivery, or quality improvement research.

Proposals will be evaluated by the AAPOS Research Committee for clinical significance, potential impact, study design, and likelihood of success. The AAPOS Board of Directors will review for consistency with the mission of this CEF Research Grant.

The deadline for receipt of the completed applications is September 1, 2018.

Download the application form and instructions here.

About the Research Grant and Children’s Eye Foundation (CEF):

The first CEF Research grant was awarded in 1975. Since then CEF has funded over $1,000,000 of research related to children’s eyesight. Research adds to the scientific groundwork that makes it possible to detect, correct and give treatment that can eliminate preventable vision loss from serious childhood eye conditions. CEF’s mission is to end preventable blindness in children. No child should have their sight impaired when early detection and treatment makes it preventable. That is why we work hand in hand with the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS). With over 1,600 pediatric ophthalmologists, AAPOS is dedicated to ensuring the highest quality medical and surgical eye care worldwide for children and for adults with strabismus. CEF supports research, prevention and education so every child can see more, for life.