Foundation Fighting Blindness – Operating Grant


The Foundation Fighting Blindness


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

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.

Information for Co-applicants

If you need to meet a deadline set by the lead institution for this opportunity, please ensure that you provide the Office of Research with at lead 5 days in advance of the lead institution’s deadline to review the application, or your proposed component of the project.  Please be in touch with the ORS (contact information below ahead of the deadline if it looks like it will be difficult for you to submit all the required documentation on time (ie, budget, proposal, OR5 form).

For More Information

please go to the sponsor website.

For Questions, please contact

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

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