Knights Templar Eye Foundation Announces a 2021 Pediatric Ophthalmology Research Grant Program of $2 Million

By Jennifer Hull posted 08-11-2020 09:30


The Knights Templar Eye Foundation has announced a Pediatric Ophthalmology Research Grant Award Program of $2 Million.  The Knights Templar Eye Foundation (KTEF) invites eligible investigators to submit applications for Pediatric Ophthalmology Career-Starter Research Grants for the next award period of July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.  They estimate approximately 28 grants of $70,000 each will be awarded.  Deadline for the receipt of the submission is Friday, January 15, 2021.


Grants supported by the Knights Templar Eye Foundation are awarded to impact the eye care of infants and children.  Clinical or basic research on conditions that are potentially preventable or correctable such as amblyopia, cataract, glaucoma, optic nerve hypoplasia, nystagmus, retinopathy of prematurity, and hereditary diseases that occur at birth or within early childhood, such as retinoblastoma, are encouraged.  Proposals for support of basic research on eye and visual system development also are welcome. Please visit our website for the guidelines.


The Knights Templar Eye Foundation is a 501  ( c ) 3 charity sponsored by and is the principal charity of the Grand Encampment of  Knights Templar.  Its mission is to improve vision through research, education, and supporting access to care.  To date, the KTEF has provided in excess of $156 million of assistance in surgeries and in excess of $28 million in pediatric research grant awards.


For more information contact:  Robert W. Bigley, (214) 888-0220, or email