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SightFirst Research Grant

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Individuals, Nonprofits,
Agencies, and IHEs for Vision Disorder Research and Support

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Funding Source:

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Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF)

LOI Date:

11/16/20

Deadline Date:

03/22/21

Description:

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Grants to USA, Canada, and International individuals, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and IHEs for projects related to blindness and vision disorders. Applicants are required to contact programming staff and to submit a letter of intent prior to applying. Funding is available for vision research, as well as vision outreach and rehabilitation for individuals who are blind or have a vision disorder.

The mission of the SightFirst grant program of Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) is to develop or improve comprehensive eye care systems to fight blindness and vision loss, and to assist people who are blind and visually impaired in underserved communities. SightFirst supports high-quality, cost-effective, equitable, and sustainable eye care projects that focus on the following:

  • Upgrading the infrastructure of existing eye care facilities
  • Training eye care professionals and management personnel
  • Increasing access to eye care services and eye health education

Projects must align with SightFirst funding priorities. All SightFirst projects seek to establish or further develop comprehensive eye care systems that offer eye health promotion, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment or referral services for all eye diseases, as well as rehabilitation for those with irreversible blindness and low vision. Comprehensive eye care systems require the development and maintenance of adequate infrastructure, proper training and distribution of human resources at all levels, along with monitoring and evaluation of performance.

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GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177461

Estimated Size of Grant:

SightFirst research grants of up to US$100,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility Information
Eligible institutions and organizations must have a proven track record of successful research project implementation and may include: public or state controlled institutions of higher education, private institutions of higher education, nonprofits, and governmental agencies or institutions of any nation.

Eligible individuals or groups of individuals include any person(s) with the skills, knowledge and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Principal Investigator (PI) with his/her organization or consortium.

SightFirst does not provide funding for expenses related to daily operation of facilities, rent, salaries, the construction of new facilities, scientific research and individual assistance. SightFirst grants are not intended to reimburse past expenses, repay loans or to establish reserve funds. Projects will not be considered in which a transaction or arrangement might benefit, either directly or indirectly, the private financial or personal interests of Lions and/or their families.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are accepted year-round, but must be received at least 90 days before a scheduled LCIF SightFirst Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting to be eligible for consideration at the meeting.

The SightFirst research grant program requires a Letter of Intent (LOI).

Contact a TA as soon as possible in order to ensure your project concept aligns with SightFirst funding priorities.

LOIs in pdf file format should be e-mailed to LCIF Global Health Initiatives. Applicants may submit more than one LOI provided that each project is scientifically distinct. The deadline for LOI submission is November 16, 2020.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

2016 Lions Clubs International Foundation
300 W. 22nd Street
Oak Brook, IL 60523-8842
sightfirstresearch@lionsclubs.org

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

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