- Retina Research Foundation
- About RRF
- Pilot Study Grants
- Research Programs
- Overview of Research 2017
- History of Major Award Recipients
- Established Awards
- Chairs & Professorships
- International Fellowships
- Research Initiatives
- Important Research in Progress
- Contact Us
Now in our 48th year of existence, RRF continues to participate actively in basic science retina research through several coordinated avenues of investigation.
No component of the research program stands alone. Each scientist is making a contribution to the whole, filling in details and adding different shades of understanding to the same overall subject.
Pilot Study Grants
Building on the solid foundation of known science, pilot study scientists work within their unique selected fields, and findings from those diverse projects add to the body of knowledge. Each scientist’s project has evolved over time to adapt to new insights.
Pilot Study Grants application information is available on this site.
In addition to supporting pilot study grants, RRF has established collaborative relationships with these key international and national organizations:
• American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
• Foundation of American Academy of Ophthalmology (FAAO)
• International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO)
• International Council of Ophthalmology Foundation (ICOF)
• The Macula Society
• The Retina Society
• Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
• American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS)
• Club Jules Gonin
• Swiss Ophthalmological Society – University of Lausanne
• Schepens International Society (SIS)
• International Society for Eye Research (ISER)
• Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO)
• Baylor College of Medicine
• University of Wisconsin
• McPherson Eye Research Institute
Collaborations between RRF and these leading vitreoretinal organizations have made possible a diverse ongoing program of established research including:
• Chairs and Professorships at teaching universities
• Research Awards presented to renowned scientists
• International Fellowships
• Educational and career advancement opportunities for young scientists
Retina Research Foundation has developed a varied and balanced program of scientific research. Our role is to lay the groundwork for discovery as we work together to achieve the common goal of finding the causes and cures of retinal disease.
|COLLABORATING ORGANIZATIONS||NAME OF PROJECT OR AWARD|
|American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)||AAO Educational Trust Fund|
|American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS)||RRF Pyron Award|
|Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology (ARVO)||RRF Lawrence Travel Awards|
|Baylor College of Medicine||RRF Research Chair|
|Club Jules Gonin||RRF Gonin Lecturer|
|International Congress of Ophthalmology (ICO) – Swiss Ophthalmological Society – University of Lausanne||Gonin Medal|
|International Council of Ophthalmology Foundation (ICO)||ICO – RRF Helmerich International Fellowships|
|International Society for Eye Research (ISER)||RRF Kayser International Award|
|The Macula Society||RRF Cox Macula Research Project|
|Pan-American Ophthalmological Association (PAAO)||Gillingham Fellowships (Pan-American)|
|Pan-American Ophthalmological Association (PAAO)||Paul Kayser/RRF Global Award|
|The Retina Society||RRF Award of Merit in Retina Research|
|Schepens International Society (SIS)||Charles L. Schepens, MD/AAO Award|
|University of Wisconsin Dept of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences||Chairs and Professorships|
|McPherson Eye Research Institute||Chairs and Professorships|
Continue to build an organization oriented to the future and worthy of a legacy created by over four decades of service.
Maintain the highest standards of scientific and financial accountability in conducting RRF programs.