Sight & Science

Vision Research from Diverse Fields

Applications are now closed

Pilot Program #1: Harvard Catalyst Opportunity
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. See the RFA for additional examples of research areas.
Pilot Program #2: External Funding Opportunity
Specific Areas of Vision-Related Research
The objective of this program is to sponsor innovative projects that will advance treatment solutions limited to the following areas of immediate medical need:
  • light modulation and its impact on neurological disorders such as migraines
  • progression of myopia in a pediatric population
  • phacoemulsification and cataract lens extraction
  • post-surgical refractive intraocular lens (IOL) enhancement

Due to the nature of this funding opportunity, all applicants must contact Harvard Catalyst at to learn specific details and options related to the external funding application and review.

The RFA and FAQ:

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