Fight for Sight, Inc.
June 29, 2010
FFS has a long and distinguished history of providing grant support to students and early career investigators (including post doctoral fellows) in the area of eye research. Their support in the field crosses many boundaries to include novel clinical paradigms, molecular biology, translational research and neuroscience, to name just a few. Over the past 50 years, FFS has supported many scientists who have become the leading researchers and clinicians of thier generation, and continues to do so.
FFS grants fill a unique niche in the eye research space. It supports students in summer projects to provide unique opportunities to work with outstanding scientists to attract them into eye research careers.
In addition it fills a great need with grant support for fellows and early career scientists for whom it is becoming increasingly difficult, if not impossible to compete at the NIH level. These gratn provide an important bridge and time for these scientists to mature personally and in their research programs to become competetive.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I have been the recipient of a grant proviously that funded an important clinical investigation into child abuse and have also seen the benefits of FFS support in the career development of many investigators on a programmatic level
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every six months
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & I participate in grant reviews and assist the foundation in preparing and running the scientific review process.