NAEVR Announces Advocacy and Educational Opportunities at the 2022 ARVO Annual Meeting

(Washington, DC) Today, the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR) announced events in which it would be engaged at the 2022 ARVO Annual Meeting, to be held May 1 – May 4, 2022, at the Colorado Convention Center (CCC) in Denver Colorado

  • NAEVR Central Booth open Sunday-Wednesday and located in the Exhibit Hall just past ARVO Central. Attendees can contact their Congressional delegation to support Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 funding increases for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Eye Institute (NEI). You can also learn about various federal funding opportunities, including NIH’s BRAIN Initiative and multiple Department of Defense (DOD) funding opportunities to study vision trauma research gaps. Feel free to stop by! 
  • NAEVR’s Defense-Related Vision Research Opportunities Session on Monday, May 2, from 7:00-8:00 am in Mile High Ballroom 1AB of the CCC. NAEVR has invited DOD Vision Program (VRP) Manager Tian Wang, PhD, to provide details about the FY2022 Program Announcement for the VRP, which will allocate $20 million in funding for military eye trauma research projects. The session will also feature a panel of past awardees who will offer insights into submitting grants that are responsive to DOD research gaps.   

In addition, NAEVR’s affiliated educational foundation the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) will be recruiting early-stage investigators to participate in this fall’s Eighth Annual Emerging Vison Scientists Day on Capitol Hill. Open to researchers who have not yet received their first NIH/NEI R01 grant, the event consists of an AEVR-hosted Congressional Briefing and EVS Poster Congressional Reception on Wednesday September 21, followed by a NAEVR-hosted Advocacy Day on Thursday, September 22. The program is sponsored by a grant from Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB).