Newswise — San Francisco, CA, June 18, 2019 - Preliminary applications for one-year Shaffer Grants in the amount of $50,000 are being accepted until July 15, 2019 through the Glaucoma Research Foundation website.

The San Francisco based nonprofit organization funds innovative research to cure glaucoma and restore vision.

Research scientists interested in applying for a grant should visit the website's Applying for a Grant page to review the grant process and submit an application. GRF encourages innovative ideas that will bring the scientific community closer to an in-depth understanding of glaucoma and its potential cures. Glaucoma Research Foundation posts the following strategic research goals on their website:

* Protect and restore the optic nerve* Accurately detect glaucoma and monitor its progress* Find the genes responsible for glaucoma* Understand the intraocular pressure system and develop better treatments* Determine the risk factors for glaucoma damage using systematic outcomes data

In addition to funding innovative research investigators at prestigious institutions across the United States, in recent years GRF has funded research in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Israel, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

Interdisciplinary teams and collaborations that may lead to new glaucoma treatments are encouraged. Grant applicants must possess at least a graduate degree. More details about the Strategic Research Goals set forth by the Glaucoma Research Foundation can be found here.

More information about applying for a Shaffer Grant.

About Glaucoma Research Foundation

Founded in San Francisco in 1978, Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF) is America’s oldest and most experienced institution dedicated solely to its mission: to cure glaucoma and restore vision through innovative research. GRF has a proven track record of ground-breaking, results-oriented research and produces definitive educational materials used by eye care professionals across the country. The Glaucoma Research Foundation website,, provides valuable information about glaucoma to more than 4 million visitors annually.