EBAA annually awards funds to promote scientific research in the fields of eye banking and corneal transplantation and to promote collaboration between eye banks. Through the EBAA Richard Lindstrom Research Grant, High Impact Grant, the Networking Grants, and EyeFind grants, EBAA provides support for grant proposals specifically concerned with issues directly related to eye banking and/or corneal transplantation. For more information on each grant, please click on the links below.

Targeted Research Grant: COVID-19

EBAA is accepting proposals for the EBAA Targeted Research Grant on COVID-19. The spread of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 has created issues and concerns related to eye banking and cornea donation.

Pilot Research Grants

The Pilot Research Grant funds early-stage research, short-term protocols or pilot projects. Multiple grants are awarded, and the maximum award is $7,500.

High Impact Research Grant

To advance innovation and knowledge in sight restoration, eye banking and cornea transplantation, this grant funds one proposal at $50,000.

Networking Grant

Provides funds for staff from one eye bank to travel to another eye bank to collaborate on a project that is of interest to the profession and membership.

EyeFind Grants

Provide supplemental funding in grants of up to $5,000 per project to researchers to procure human eye tissue samples from eye banks for use in a well-conceived research project. The applicant must demonstrate financial need related to procuring and using human eye tissue to continue their research.