Audacious Goals Initiative
The NEI Audacious Goals Initiative began in 2013 with the Audacious Goals Challenge, a prize competition that challenged participants to imagine the greatest achievement for vision research during the next 10-15 years. The challenge attracted more than 450 innovative proposals from around the world. The NEI consolidated the proposals into six themes, which were further explored by leading experts at the Audacious Goals Development meeting.
In consultation with the National Advisory Eye Council (NAEC), the NEI chose to pursue the goal of restoring vision through the regeneration of neurons and neural connections in the eye and visual system, specifically targeting the photoreceptors and retinal ganglion cells.
February 8, 2013
NEI Announces Audacious Goals Initiative Winners
August 13, 2012
NIH Launches Contest for Audacious Goals in Vision Research