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HCP Cureblindness Research Grants Announced

news | Jan 24, 2024

Research advances the field of ophthalmology through innovating and shaping thought leadership.

HCP Cureblindness is built on the foundational belief that research and innovation advance the field of ophthalmology. The Research Wing of HCP Cureblindness is pleased to announce the first-ever HCP Cureblindness Research Initiative Grant Award. Applications are currently open. Selected winners will be announced in mid-March. The hope is these grants will attract the best scientific research minds to discover new ways to innovate and improve the field.

The Research Wing of HCP Cureblindness was formally launched in September 2022 in Malawi at COECSA by Dr. Ashiyana Nariani, MD, MPH, PCEO with the goal of becoming an epicenter for global ophthalmology research.

The Faculty Research Grant is open to HCP partners from Ethiopia, Ghana, Nepal, Bhutan, South Sudan, Eritrea, Somaliland and Rwanda. Three total faculty grants will be awarded at a value of $10,000 (USD) each.

Current residents enrolled in the HCP Virtual Classroom are invited to apply for HCP’s Ophthalmology Resident Grant. Three $2000 (USD) grants will be awarded.

Interested faculty and students must submit an application online and include a detailed research proposal. Only complete applications submitted before the March 1 deadline will be considered.

“Research allows budding ophthalmology leaders to be creative and think beyond their own clinical practice towards the greater needs of their respective countries.” Dr. Ashiyana Nariani, MD, MPH, PCEO

“Research allows budding ophthalmology leaders to be creative and think beyond their own clinical practice towards the greater needs of their respective countries,” explains Dr. Nariani. “These grant awards will inspire future shining research stars and help bridge the gap in scientific discovery in the realm of global ophthalmology to achieve heights akin to National Institute of Health and National Eye Institute research caliber.”

The Research Committee will select projects based on its innovation and potential impact on one’s respective country. For residents, these grants can both elevate and shape their careers as young ophthalmologists. The grant will also expand their career path to include research.

A comprehensive library of HCP Cureblindness-supported research can be found at www.cureblindness.org/research, searchable by country of origin, topic or author. Research listed on this site has been printed in a wide range of ophthalmological and public health journals for both academic and general audiences.

HCP Cureblindness is built on the foundational belief that research and innovation advance the field of ophthalmology.

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