Foundation Fighting Blindness – Operating Grant


The Foundation Fighting Blindness

For More Information

Please go to the sponsor website.


Operating grants support specific research projects conducted by scientists appointed at Canadian research institutes, universities and hospitals. To be eligible to make a full proposal to this competition, research teams are first asked to submit a Letter of Intent describing their intended program of research and its suitability for FFB funding.



Funding Availability

$50,000 to $100,000 maximum

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

1 to 3 years


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

if invited - to Office of Research: Please submit your application/proposal along with an OR5 form to

External Deadline
  • LETTER OF INTENT to sponsor directly: January 30, 2015 by 5:00 pm EST
  • if invited - to sponsor directly: April 13, 2015

How to Apply

LOI should be made electronically to Mary Suntherland at

Please write ‘operating grant competition’ in the subject line.

For Questions, please contact

Mary Suntherland, Senior Manager
The Foundation Fighting Blindness
1-800-461-3331 ext 238

Office of Research

Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x52832

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