Research to Prevent Blindness Awards Department with Unrestricted Grant

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Grants // News // Research News // Jun 10 2018

The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health has been granted an Unrestricted Grant by Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) in the amount of $115,000 a year to support eye research conducted by the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. This funding has been awarded based on a thorough review of criteria, including the department’s research activities, laboratory environment, and clinical and scientific staff, as evaluated by RPB’s renowned Scientific Advisory Panel.

The funds will be deployed at the discretion of the Department Chair, to provide maximum flexibility in developing and expanding eye research programs, and to provide opportunities for creative planning that go beyond the scope of restricted project grants.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health holds one of 33 RPB Unrestricted Grants nationwide.

Since it was founded in 1960, RPB has channeled more than $357 million into eye research. As a result, RPB has been identified with nearly every major breakthrough in vision research in that time. For information on RPB’s grants program, listings of RPB institutional and individual grantees, and findings generated by these awards, go to www.rpbusa.org.