Since 1973, we have awarded more than $163 million1 to scientists seeking new approaches to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of our target diseases. These grants have supported more than 1,300 innovative projects and an estimated 4,000 scientists who have dedicated their careers to groundbreaking research.
Our funding has enabled promising researchers—talented scientists at universities, hospitals, and medical centers worldwide—to make significant discoveries about these diseases. To date, two have gone on to win Nobel prizes.
We are currently supporting a total of 156 research grants:
- 85 projects through the Alzheimer's Disease Research program
- 40 through the Macular Degeneration Research program
- 31 through the National Glaucoma Research program
For more information about the work BrightFocus is doing to find cures for Alzheimer's, Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma, go to BrightFocus Foundation.