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Science and Technology Awards

FY2016 Focus Area


The key focus areas for FY2016 are:

  • Approaches to improve contact lens discomfort including intervention and management strategies;
  • Technologies to enhance the functionality of contact lenses beyond conventional vision correction.

Award Types

Research proposals may span proof-of-concept through translational stages. For this purpose, two types of awards are offered:

CooperVision Seedling Award
The CooperVision Seedling Award is intended to incentivize collaborations with CooperVision in a new research area for a one year period. The maximum total cash amount for a CooperVision seedling is $100,000.

CooperVision Translational Research Award
The CooperVision Translational Research Award is a multi-year award for a substantive translational research project with funding over two years, totaling up to $400,000.

Applicant Eligibility


Any researcher with Principal Investigator (PI) status holding a MD, OD, or PhD is eligible to apply. Applicants, such as postdoctoral fellows, with a waiver of PI status must submit appropriate documentation before funding can be received.

To Apply

 

Submission of a Letter of Intent (LOI)

Applicants must submit a LOI before May 22, 2015.  If the LOI is accepted, applicants will be notified and invited to submit a full proposal.

Proposal Submission
Upon approval of the LOI, applicants may submit a full proposal. The complete proposal must be submitted by the deadline August 14, 2015.


Please contact STAward@coopervision.com with questions.