Sight & Science: Vision Research from Diverse Fields

Broad Areas of Vision-Related Research

Vision-related translational science ranges from investigating how mechanical and signal transduction processes give rise to sight, to examining how humans synthesize spatial and descriptive information about our external environment, and to improving visual performance under limiting conditions.

By its nature, the realm of vision science spans a variety of disparate fields such as physics, neuroscience, physiology, psychology, computer science, engineering, architecture, communication, education, and medicine. Researchers, clinicians, and scientists from any field of vision science are encouraged to apply. 

Five pilot grants were awarded in amounts up to $50,000 for one-year starting 1 October 2020.

Funding level

Up to $50,000 per award

Sponsoring Program

Translational Innovator


Melissa Dell, PhD | Detecting Complex Text Layouts of Newspaper Data
David Friedman, MD, PhD | Latanoprost-Eluting Contact Lens for Treating Glaucoma and Ocular Hypertension
Paulo Lizano, MD, PhD | Improving Visual Hallucinations by Targeting the Visual Cortex with Electrical Stimulation
Gang Luo PhD | Mass screening of myopia using smartphones
Lotfi Merabet, OD, PhD | Assessing Visual Processing with Gene Therapy in Cerebral Adrenoleukodystrophy