Research Western
Funding Opportunites - Research
Further details regarding this announcement can be found at:

Grant Amount: UP TO $400,000
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: May 23, 2016
Sponsor's: May 30, 2016

Subject Areas: Optometry

The goal of the CooperVision Science and Technology (S&T) Award Program is to bring award recipients and CooperVision together to explore new areas of technology advancement. To this end, these awards will bring the best ideas forward to enable the transition of concepts into real-world solutions. Proposed research should demonstrate significant potential for research discoveries and the rapid commercialization of technological advancements within the CooperVision key focus areas for the current year.

The key focus area for FY2017 are: Strategies to improve contact lens comfort; emphasis on devices and non-pharmaceutical approaches with novel modes of action (ocular or non-ocular) to retain, manage or enhance moisture at the ocular and/or lens surface Insights into the retinal response from optical defocus Technologies to expand the functionality of contact lenses as a wearable device for application beyond conventional vision correction

Application Details: Translational Research Award is a multi-year award for a substantive translational research project. Research under this award is milestone-driven in order to remain focused on a well-defined goal. Translational research is inherently high-risk and the use of milestones provides a clear indicator of a project's continued success or emergent difficulties. A CooperVision Translational Research Award provides funding for up to two years, totaling up to $400,000, including indirect costs. A maximum of $250,000 can be requested for any one year. A CooperVision Translational Research Award may be considered for renewal at the end of the initial research period.Applicants must submit a LOI before May 30, 2016. If the LOI is accepted, applicants will be notified and invited to submit a full proposal. The complete proposal must be submitted by the deadline August 29, 2016. Applications are submitted via available on the CooperVision website.
NOTE: All Letters of Intent and Full Applications must be processed through Research Development & Services for institutional approval. Requests for Institutional approvals should be received no less than 3 days prior to the posted Sponsor deadline. A ROLA Proposal (bearing applicant, Chair and Dean electronic approvals) is required for each submission.
Western Contacts: Kilianski,Louise
Hancock,Jennifer Anne

Sponsor Contacts:

370 Woodcliff Drive, Suite 200
Fairport, New York, United States