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Foundation Fighting Blindness and Harrington Discovery Institute have partnered to form the Gund-Harrington Scholar program. This initiative is focused on accelerating the translation of research findings in retinal degenerative diseases with the ultimate goal of developing new therapies to improve and/or restore vision.
The awards are provided as milestone-driven payments totaling up to $900,000 over a three year timeframe. Up to 10 percent of the award may be requested as an upfront payment at the start of the award. Subsequent award payments will be made based on progress. Applications and award budgets should be built around key milestones. (Milestones are key points in a project which represent reliable, quantifiable indicators/deliverables of the project’s progress, and are used to make decisions on further progress.) If an award is made, Harrington Discovery Institute’s Innovation Support Center will work with recipients to help refine and manage project milestones.
The project must be structured to deliver a lead product with strong potential for clinical and commercial application.
Learn more about the award details and application process here.
October 12, 2018 - Letter of Intent Deadline
January 18, 2019 - Full Application Deadline (for those invited)