Paediatric Cataract Initiative seeks applicants for inaugural research grant

September 16, 2010

The Paediatric Cataract Initiative is now accepting applicants for its inaugural single small research grant.

The Paediatric Cataract Initiative is now accepting applicants for its inaugural single small research grant. US$75,000 will be awarded to a qualified individual, institution or organization investigating the causes of paediatric cataract and/or improved treatment tools and protocols. The submission deadline is November 15, 2010.

The grant is intended to support innovative research that can be carried out in 12 months with limited resources. Applicants may submit more than one proposal provided that each is scientifically distinct. Please visit www.pediatriccataract.org/grant_funding.html to download the complete request for proposals.

The newly founded Paediatric Cataract Initiative is a partnership between the Bausch + Lomb Early Vision Institute and Lions Clubs International Foundation to identify, fund and promote innovative methods of overcoming paediatriccataract - a debilitating childhood condition that clouds the eye's natural lens - for the long-term benefit of children, their families and their communities.

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