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Knights Templar Eye Foundation Announces a 2017 Pediatric Ophthalmology Research Grant Program of $2 Million

The Knights Templar Eye Foundation has announced a Pediatric Ophthalmology
Research Grant Award Program of almost $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, 2017
to June 30, 2018. They estimate approximately 30 grants of $65,000 each will be
awarded. Deadline for the receipt of the submission is Sunday, January 15, 2017.
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.
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 $148 million of assistance in surgeries and in excess of
$24 million in pediatric research grant awards.
For more information contact: Robert W. Bigley, (214) 888-0220, or email

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