Research to Prevent Blindness

Low Vision Research Awards

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If you have any questions regarding the RPB Grants Program, please contact RPB's Grants Administrator, Pattie Moran, at 646-892-9566 or

RPB is pleased to continue its research initiative to address urgent needs in understanding and treating low vision.  Low vision is among the ten most common causes of disability in the U.S., with the National Eye Institute estimating that over three million people in the U.S. have low vision. 

Grants will be available for eligible candidates as part of the $1.4 million initiative, which involves funding partnerships with Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF), Reader's Digest Partners for Sight Foundation (RDPFS), and, our newest partner, Consumer Technology Association Foundation (CTAF).  These partnerships are intended to provide seed funding for innovative, cutting-edge research which demonstrates out-of-the-box thinking.

Two different awards are available.  Find out more information below. 

RPB/LCIF Low Vision Research Award

RPB/RDPFS and RPB/CTAF Innovations in Technology Low Vision Research Awards  

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