Instructions for Completing an Operating Grant Application

The Foundation Fighting Blindness Operating Grant competition is an open investigator-driven competition with submitted proposals subject to systematic peer-review. Operating grants support specific research projects conducted by scientists appointed at Canadian universities and hospitals. Please review our Guidelines for the Allocation of Funds for Research, prior to beginning an application.

The amount and duration of the award will be commensurate with the needs and merit of the grant proposal. Typical FFB operating grants award between $50,000-100,000 a year for a period of 1-3 years. Funding of more than $100,000 a year will not be awarded. 


A Letter of Intent is required in order to determine the suitability and relevance of potential projects for Foundation Fighting Blindness funding. Projects must be deemed relevant at the LOI stage in order for the applicant to submit a full grant application. 




Investigators, who have had their letter of intent accepted, are invited to submit full operating grant proposals. Details for full applications will be given to successful LOI applicants.

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