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NEI Audacious Goal (AG) Initiative

This page is the central point for all information related to the Audacious goal and high priority research areas and will be updated regularly.

NEI's Audacious Goal
High Priority Areas of Research
About the AG Initiative

The NEI selected this audacious goal to energize the vision research community with the knowledge that NEI is committed to making this a reality. We selected this goal after more than a year of gathering ideas, planning and discussing with many experts from all over the world. Learn more about how the NEI is paying special attention to the AG and the two high priority research areas.

Funding Opportunities

Molecular Therapies for Eye Disease Program Announcement (PA-13-283) OPEN
Program Director: Houmam Araj, PhD (arajh@mail.nih.gov)

Intersection of Aging and Biological Mechanisms of Eye Disease Program Announcement (PA-13-332) OPEN: Jan 5, 2014
Program Director: George McKie, DVM, PhD (mckiegeo@nei.nih.gov)

AG Actions and Events

2014

Feb 19 Conclusions of the AG Working Group to the National Advisory Eye Council (NAEC)
Jan 23 Report of AG Working Group to the National Advisory Eye Council (NAEC) Meeting (open to the public) **
Jan 22 AG Target Development Working Group Meeting (Bethesda, MD) **

** Rescheduled

2013

Oct 17 (CANCELLED due to shutdown) Report of AG Working Group to the National Advisory Eye Council (NAEC) Meeting (open to the public)
Oct 16 (CANCELLED due to shutdown) AG Target Development Working Group Meeting (Bethesda, MD)
Aug 14 Clarification of Scope of Research for Molecular Therapies for Eye Disease Program Announcement (NOT-EY-13-003
Aug 13 Intersection of Aging and Biological Mechanisms of Eye Disease Program Announcement (PA-13-332; open date, Jan 5, 2014)
July 24 Molecular Therapies for Eye Disease Program Announcement (PA-13-283; open date, Sept 5, 2013)
June 13, 2013

Related Resources

Last Update: February 2014



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