In steadfast pursuit of its mission to find preventions, treatments and cures for the entire spectrum of inherited retinal degenerative diseases, the Foundation Fighting Blindness funds a diverse research portfolio that focuses on six priority areas: genetics, gene therapy, cellular mechanisms of diseases, clinical-structure and function relationships, novel medical therapy and regenerative medicine.
In fiscal year 2013, the Foundation and its Clinical Research Institute provided $17.5 million in support of 119 grants, including those for 13 collaborative research centers. The funded research projects are being conducted by 183 research investigators at 110 institutions, eye hospitals and universities within the United States and abroad, including laboratories in England, France, Germany, Italy, Israel, China and the Netherlands.
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- Research Center grants totaled $4.8 million
- Individual Investigator Research grants totaled $7 million
- Alan Laties Career Development Program grants totaled $732,396
- FFB Clinical Research Institute clinical studies and grants totaled $5 million