NEI joins Nigeria’s National Eye Centre in research partnership 
The new vision research collaboration will study children’s eye health. 
Read more in the NIH Record


NEI sponsors five fellows at NIH international summit on genetics and genomics
Month-long program helps clinician-scientists from foreign nations build knowledge and collaborative research networks
Read more about the 2019 summit

Funding opportunity announcements

Notice of Information: Parallel Funding Initiative for Collaborative Research Between Investigators in the USA and in the State of São Paulo, Brazil

NIH and the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), Brazil, have signed a memorandum of understanding to encourage collaborative international research between investigators in the US and in the State of São Paulo. The two organizations will jointly fund projects involving international collaborative teams that cover any topic of mutual interest.

U.S.-India Collaborative Vision Research Program (R01)

Eye diseases and visual disorders including diabetic retinopathy as well as other genetic diseases are prevalent in the U.S. and India, and have been the focus of research for over 40 years.  Researchers have recently shown that studies using the genetic populations in India provide a unique resource that offers many advantages for studying genetic ophthalmic diseases.  India has a relatively large number of people with intracommunity and consanguineous marriages whose vision impairment can be traced to genetic or environmental causes, whereas, the U.S. excels in genomics, informatics, the execution of large-scale research, and observational studies.


Gyan “John” Prakash, Ph.D.
Associate Director for International Programs, National Eye Institute
Last updated: September 9, 2021