Defense-Related Research Funding

Defense-Related Research Funding

Welcome to NAEVR's Defense research Advocacy Center, where you can access our position on Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 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.

Department of Defense Vision Research Program

FY2020 VRP Funding Position Paper

08/23/2019 - Open PDF

House Passes Minibus Spending Bill with Funding for DOD's Vision Research Program

06/20/2019 - House Passes Minibus Spending Bill with Funding for DOD’s Vision Research Program Legislative Update June 20, 2019 On June 19, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2740, a $985 bill… Read More

DOD Vision Research Program Releases FY2019 Program Announcement

05/29/2019 - DOD Vision Research Program Releases FY2019 Program Announcement Legislative Update May 29, 2019 On May 24, the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Vision Research Program (VRP) released its Fisca… Read More

VRP Program Committee Finalizes FY2018 Awards, Begins FY2019 Planning

03/28/2019 - VRP Program Committee Finalizes FY2018 Awards, Begins FY2019 Planning Legislative Update March 28, 2019 Colonel Mark Reynolds, Chief of the joint DOD/VA Vision Center of Ex… Read More

ARVO President Dr. Steven Fliesler Advocates for Military Eye Trauma Research Funding

02/21/2019 - ARVO President Dr. Steven Fliesler Advocates for Military Eye Trauma Research Funding Legislative Update February 21, 2019 Left to right: Blinded veteran Steven Baskis (U.S. … Read More

FY2020 VSO/MSO Independent Budget Recommends VRP Funding at $20 Million

01/28/2019 -   Legislative Update January 28, 2019 The Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 issue of the Independent Budget (IB)—a biennial set of recommendations to Congress regarding Department of Veterans Affairs (VA… Read More

Independent Budget VRP Recommendation

01/01/2019 - Open PDF

Department of Defense Vision Research Program

10/08/2018 - Established in Fiscal Year 2009 Appropriations, the Department of Defense's Vision Reseach Program (VRP) is the primary source of  funding that supports research into the prevention, diagnosis, and t… Read More

President Signs FY2019 Defense/LHHS Minibus Bill with a Nearly $30 M Increase in Vision Research Funding

09/29/2018 - President Signs FY2019 Defense/LHHS Minibus Bill with A Nearly $30 M Increase in Vision Research Funding Legislative Update September 29, 2018 On September 28, President Trump signed the Con… Read More

Senate Passes FY2019 Defense/LHHS Minibus Bill with $25 M Increase for Vision

08/24/2018 - Senate Passes FY2019 Defense/LHHS Minibus Bill with $25 M Increase for Vision Legislative Update August 24, 2018 On August 23, the Senate passed by 85-7 H.R, 6157, a minibus bill that combin… Read More

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