News and notices. October 22, 2013

Apply now: Research grants on strengthening eye care systems in underserved communities

The Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF) provides funds to support public health research initiatives that evaluate and directly influence the operation of the SightFirst program, Lions’ premier initiative to strengthen eye care systems in underserved communities.

SightFirst research grants of up to US$100,000 are available to support projects that investigate:

  1. innovative approaches to reduce blindness from cataract;
  2. innovative approaches to reduce blindness from trachoma;
  3. innovative approaches to reduce and correct refractive errors in school-age children; or
  4. epidemiological surveys in geographical areas where there is no recent data available or where repeated surveys may inform existing trends.

Basic laboratory science research will not be supported under this program. The deadline for Letters of Intent (LOI) is November 29, 2013. Invitations to submit full proposals will be distributed no later than January 31, 2014, with full proposals due by February 28, 2014.

Grants will be approved by LCIF and commence in August 2014.

For more information download LCIF’s Call for Proposals document (PDF)

Or contact LCIF at: sightfirstresearch@lionsclubs.org