Defense-Related Research Funding

NAEVR and ARVO Host Defense Research Funding Opportunities Webinar

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

DOD Vision Research Program Releases FY2021 Program Announcements

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

NAEVR And ARVO to Host Defense Research Funding Opportunities Webinar

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

NAEVR Releases Congressional Requests for FY2022 Funding For NIH/NEI, DOD Vision Research Program

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

NAEVR and ARVO Host Special Defense Research Funding Opportunities Webinar

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

Blind Veterans United Kingdom Research Week

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

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

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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

DOD Funded Researcher Examines Whole Eye Transplantation

03/29/2018 -   Featured speaker Kia Washington, MD (University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine) On March 29, AEVR hosted its ninth Defense-related Vision Research Congressional Br… Read More

VSOs/MSOs Send Letter to Congressional Appropriations Leaders Supporting FY2019 DOD VRP Funding Request

03/07/2018 - VSOs/MSOs Send Letter to Congressional Appropriations Leaders Supporting FY2019 DOD VRP Funding Request Legislative Update March 7, 2018 On March 7, NAEVR member organization Blinded Veteran… Read More

Department of Defense’s Vision Research Program Releases Fiscal Year 2017 Program Announcement with $15 Million in Funding Available

05/15/2017 - DOD’s Vision Research Program Releases FY2017 Program Announcement with $15 Million in Funding Available Legislative Update May 15, 2017 Today, the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Vision Resea… Read More

Iowa Researcher Seeks to Improve Corneal Transplantation Outcomes

03/21/2017 -   Featured speaker Mark Greiner, M.D. (University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine) On March 21, AEVR hosted its eighth military eye trauma Congressional Briefin… Read More

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