November 8, 2012

Vision research ideas requested by National Eye Institute

The Vanderbilt community is invited to submit “audacious” ideas for vision research and blindness rehabilitation to the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health.

Nov. 12 is the deadline for entering the competition, which is part of the NEI’s strategic planning effort. Up to 20 winners will each receive a $3,000 cash prize, and they will be invited to present their ideas at the institute’s Audacious Goals Development Meeting in late February, 2013.

“You have the chance to help define the direction of NEI's research portfolio through this competition,” said Jonathan Haines, Ph.D., director of the Vanderbilt Center for Human Genetics Research and a member of the National Advisory Eye Council.

For more information and to submit an entry, click on http://www.nei.nih.gov/challenge/.