PAEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGY GRANTS: Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc.
July 30, 2014

Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc.


The Knights Templar Eye Foundation is committed to support research that can help launch the careers of clinical or basic researchers committed to the prevention and cure of potentially blinding diseases in infants and children. We support clinical or basic research on conditions that can or may eventually be treated or prevented. Examples include but are not limited to amblyopia, congenital cataract, congenital glaucoma, retinopathy of prematurity, ocular malformations, congenital nystagmus, and other hereditary eye diseases such as retinal dystrophies or retinoblastoma.

Each year the Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc invites eligible investigators to submit applications for Paediatric Ophthalmology:

Career-Starter Research Grants – up to $60,000 per grant. Applicants for these Grants are at the beginning of their academic careers and must have received a M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent degree.

Competitive Renewal Grants – up to $60,000 per grant to extend the original grant project for one additional year if the data accumulated in the first 7 months of the original grant given the previous year are compelling.

Training Mentors for Developing Countries (TMDC) Fellowship – Annual stipend of $60,000 – The Scientific Advisory Committee for the Knight’s Templar Eye Foundation has identified a significant need for well-trained paediatric ophthalmology faculty (mentors) in developing countries. As a result we have created a 1-year fellowship to help meet that training need. Those receiving have agreed in writing to return to their native country immediately following the fellowship to practice paediatric ophthalmology for a minimum of 5 years before emigrating and, to the extent possible, be directly involved in the training of residents during those 5 years.

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