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Department of Defense funding for vision research

The Department of Defense's (DOD) Vision Trauma Research Program (VTRP) posted on the Web site its Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Program Announcements for up to $14.5 million in funding through two mechanisms:

The deadline for pre-proposal submissions for both awards is November 25, 2013. Each mechanism specifies the DOD-identified research gaps for which research should be proposed and states that proposals outside the focus areas should not be submitted. Domestic and international researchers can apply for funding.

Details can be found at the Nation Alliance for Eye and Vision Research's Defense Related Vision Research webpage.

Meetings about Translational Eye Research

Upcoming meetings:
The Ophthalmology Innovation Summit (OIS) is a twice yearly meeting designed to advance ophthalmic innovation by uniting the leading investors, physicians, entrepreneurs, and corporate executives in the ophthalmology space.

The Vision Innovation and Venture Forum at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting brings together scientists, venture capitalists, pharmaceutical and medical device representatives to discuss cutting-edge research in ophthalmology.

Past meetings:
The Application of Adaptive Optics Retinal Imaging Incubator Meeting was held on November 6-8, 2012 in Washington, DC. The meeting brought together leading researchers, engineers, and clinicians from academia, industry, and government to chart the course forward for adaptive optics (AO) retinal imaging systems from the perspective of clinical research, intervention monitoring, diagnosis, and clinical management.

Last Updated: November 2013

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