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Quinlivan Glaucoma Research Grant Opens

Applications for Glaucoma Australia’s annual ‘Quinlivan’ Research Grants open on 1 May 2023, with the successful recipient(s) being announced on World Sight Day, 13 October 2023.

The William A. Quinlivan Research Fund was established in 2006 by the late Marcus Quinlivan in honour of his father. Since the fund was created, Glaucoma Australia has committed over AU$1.5 million towards glaucoma research, which improves quality of life for people diagnosed with glaucoma through better detection, treatment, and monitoring.For this funding round, Glaucoma Australia will invest up to $200,000 and anticipates awarding up to four grants. All projects are to be completed within three years of grant allocation and seed fund grants can be used to apply for further funding with the National Health and Medical Research Council or other agencies.

Glaucoma Australia CEO Richard Wylie said he is “personally passionate” about supporting research.

“We are very proud to fund Australian glaucoma research through our Quinlivan Research Grant program. Research is an area which I am personally very passionate about. I have spent many years leading various not-for-profit organisations who have had a strong medical research focus.

“One of the things I admire most about Glaucoma Australia is the organisation’s ongoing commitment to supporting local research. Nowhere is this more evident than Glaucoma Australia’s Quinlivan Research Grant which is awarded annually to Australia’s leading glaucoma researchers.”

Glaucoma Australia focuses supports research to:

  1. Increase the rate and reliability of early detection of glaucoma,
  2. Improve the treatment and care experience,
  3. Improve the quality and experience of monitoring glaucoma progression, and
  4. Provide management tools to improve quality of life for people with glaucoma.

Glaucoma Australia states that the Quinlivan Research Grants “are awarded following rigorous evaluation, based largely on the… NHMRC process, along with peer review, to ensure that the successful applicants meet the highest standards”.

Additionally, submissions are reviewed by the Glaucoma Australia Independent Research Panel, which consists of internationally recognised experts in glaucoma research including the fields of ophthalmology, optometry, and pharmacy.

Applications for this year’s grant close at 5pm (AEST) Friday 9 June 2023 and are available at glaucoma.org.au/i-treat-glaucoma/quinlivan-research-grants.