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NEI Audacious Goals (AG) Initiative

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This page is the central point for all information related to the Audacious Goals and high priority research areas and will be updated regularly.


View the archive of the NEI Webinar on the Latest Audacious Goals Initiative
NEI's Audacious Goal
High Priority Areas of Research
About the AG Initiative

The NEI selected this Audacious Goal to energize the vision research community with the knowledge that NEI is committed to making this a reality. We selected this goal after more than a year of gathering ideas, planning and discussing with many experts from all over the world. Learn more about how the NEI is paying special attention to the AG and the two high priority research areas.

Funding Opportunities

Current Request for Applications (RFA)
NEI Audacious Goals Initiative: Addressing Technical Needs and Opportunities for Imaging the Visual System (U01; RFA-EY-14-001) Earliest Submission Date: July 14, 2014
Program Director: Cheri Wiggs, Ph.D. (Cheri.Wiggs@nih.gov)

Current Program Announcements (PA)
Molecular Therapies for Eye Disease Program Announcement (PA-13-283) OPEN
Program Director: Houmam Araj, Ph.D. (arajh@mail.nih.gov)

Intersection of Aging and Biological Mechanisms of Eye Disease Program Announcement (PA-13-332) OPEN
Program Director: George McKie, D.V.M., Ph.D. (mckiegeo@nei.nih.gov)

AG Actions and Events

2014

June 5 NEI Webinar on the Latest Audacious Goals Initiative Request for Applications
May 7 NEI AG Initiative Update, Dr. Paul Sieving at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
Feb 19 Conclusions of the AG Working Group to the National Advisory Eye Council (NAEC)
Jan 23 Report of AG Working Group to the National Advisory Eye Council (NAEC) Meeting (open to the public) **
Jan 22 AG Target Development Working Group Meeting (Bethesda, MD) **

** Rescheduled

2013

Oct 17 (CANCELLED due to shutdown) Report of AG Working Group to the National Advisory Eye Council (NAEC) Meeting (open to the public)
Oct 16 (CANCELLED due to shutdown) AG Target Development Working Group Meeting (Bethesda, MD)
Aug 14 Clarification of Scope of Research for Molecular Therapies for Eye Disease Program Announcement (NOT-EY-13-003
Aug 13 Intersection of Aging and Biological Mechanisms of Eye Disease Program Announcement (PA-13-332; open date, Jan 5, 2014)
July 24 Molecular Therapies for Eye Disease Program Announcement (PA-13-283; open date, Sept 5, 2013)
June 13, 2013

Related Resources

Last Update: April 2014



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