Defense-Related Research Funding

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

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

VSOs/MSOs Send Letter to Congressional Appropriations Leaders Supporting FY2018 DOD VRP Funding Request

03/09/2017 - VSOs/MSOs Send Letter to Congressional Appropriations Leaders Supporting FY2018 DOD VRP Funding Request Legislative Update March 9, 2017 On March 6, NAEVR member organization Blinded Veteran… Read More

FY2018 VSO/MSO Independent Budget Recommends VRP Funding at $15 Million

02/09/2017 - FY2018 VSO/MSO Independent Budget Recommends VRP Funding at $15 Million Legislative Update February 9, 2017 The Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 issue of the Independent Budget (IB)—a biennial set of r… Read More

NAEVR Co-authors Article About Advocacy for Battlefield Eye and Vision Trauma Research

01/06/2017 - NAEVR Co-Authors Article about Advocacy for Battlefield Eye and Vision Trauma Research Legislative Update January 6, 2017 In the January 2017 issue of Optometry and Vision Science (OVS), NAE… Read More

Deployment-related Vision Trauma Research Congressional Briefing

03/17/2016 - DOD-Funded Researcher Develops Drug-Delivering Contact Lens Featured speaker Joseph Ciolino, M.D. (Mass Eye & Ear/Harvard Medical School) On March 17, AEVR hosted its… Read More

Hill Letters Request Vision Trauma Research Funding at $15 M in FY2017, Support for Defense Health Programs in Defense Appropriations

03/01/2016 - Hill Letters Request Vision Trauma Research Funding at $15 M in FY2017, Support for Defense Health Programs in Defense Appropriations On March 16, NAEVR member Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) … Read More

NAEVR Participates in Project Gemini Exchange Program

06/15/2015 - NAEVR Participates in Project Gemini Exchange Program The full group of 2015 Project Gemini participants—including United States, United Kingdom, and South African veterans-visit… Read More

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