Defense-Related Research Funding
Welcome to NAEVR's Defense research Advocacy Center, where you can access our position on Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 federal funding for Department of Defense medical research programs, view recent Legislative Updates, view summaries of past AEVR-sponsored Congressional Briefings on Capitol Hill (featuring DOD-sponsored research) and read about the NAEVR advocacy and AEVR educational activities in the Contributor Reports.
To learn more about the range of medical research programs managed by the Department of Defense or to search through the abstract database, click here.
06/04/2021 - CDMRP Vision Program Manager Tian Wang, PhD On June 2 NAEVR, along with the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), held a special Defense Research Fundi… Read More
05/17/2021 - On May 14, the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Vision Research Program (VRP) released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Program Announcements, with $20 million available for research. This year marks the third… Read More
05/04/2021 - (Washington, D.C.) Today, the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR) and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) announced that the two organizations will host … Read More
01/19/2021 - (Washington, D.C.) Today, the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR) released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 funding requests for National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Eye Instit… Read More
House Appropriations Committee Approves Fiscal Year 2021 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill with $20 M for Vision Research Program
07/15/2020 - On July 14, the House Appropriations Committee approved its FY2021 Defense spending bill which includes $20 million in VRP funding, the third year that the program has been funded at that level. A… Read More
05/21/2020 - CDMRP Vision Program Manager Tian Wang, PhD (image from NAEVR’s 2019 Defense Vision Research Opportunities session at the ARVO Annual Meeting) On May 19 NAEVR, along… Read More
03/15/2020 - In late February, NAEVR Member organization Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) held its Research Week and engaged Blind Veterans United Kingdom’s (BVUK) Dr. Renata Gomes, Chief Scientific Officer, in… Read More
VSOs/MSOs Send Letter to Congressional Appropriations Leaders Supporting FY2021 DOD VRP Funding Request
03/10/2020 - On March 9, NAEVR member organization Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) submitted a letter to the Chairs and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees which requests that Con… Read More