Fighting Blindness Canada has contributed over $40 million to support vision research and education at hospitals and universities across Canada.
If you are interested in applying for one of our grant programs, please fill out the applicable forms below.
FBC Grant Opportunity
CLINICIAN SCIENTIST EMERGING LEADER (CSEL) AWARD
Clinician-scientist play an essential role in developing new sight-saving treatments. FBC’s Clinician-Scientist Emerging Leader (CSEL) Award aims to strengthen the community of clinician-scientists by enabling the next generation of clinicians to incorporate research into their careers.
This award will provide funding of up to $30,000 a year for two years to a clinician-scientist who has demonstrated an interest in developing a research career to complement their clinical practice. This competition is open to applications on any aspect of vision research with the potential to significantly impact the lives of people living with a blinding eye disease.
More details about the competition and application process can be found in the 2021 CSEL Competition Guide.
FBC Policies & Positions
Created and Implemented September 17, 2014
Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC) has implemented a patent rights policy for FBC-funded research. The policy can be downloaded here: PDF
Created March 22, 2010
Stem cell research holds promise for finding treatments for various retinal dystrophies. Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC) is committed to finding treatments for retinal dystrophies and supports stem cell research as per the Assisted Human Reproduction Act (AHRA), which became law in Canada in March 2004. The Act and its framework ensure the consistent and regulated conduct of research, which balances respect for human life and potential for modern science. FBC acknowledges the highly sensitive and ethical issues addressed by the Act concerning embryonic stem cell research, and supports efforts to identify alternative sources for therapeutic applications. FBC respects all points of view on this important topic.
For details about Assisted Human Reproduction in Canada visit www.ahrc-pac.gc.ca.
If you wish not to support embryonic stem cell research, your donation to FBC can be directed to alternative sources for therapeutic applications, such as gene therapy or to education and public awareness.
Created May 2007
Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC) does not provide funds for indirect costs associated with research. While FBC recognizes that these are indeed legitimate expenditures, we believe the funding of such costs is the responsibility of governments and/or research institutions – not donors.
Fighting Blindness Canada is a member in good standing of the Health Charities Coalition of Canada (HCCC). All HCCC members abide by this funding policy. See the HCCC position statement on indirect costs.
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