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  Help us continue our more than seven-decade mission of supporting and inspiring eye and vision research by funding promising scientists early in their careers.  

The lives of thousands of families are improved through Fight for Sight sponsored research.
Please help us with a contribution of any size.

Fight for Sight’s annual bowling fundraiser will take place at Jib Lanes in
Flushing, New York on Sunday, November 18, at 1:00 PM.
Thanks to FFS Board member John LaSpina, the Jib Lanes staff and
participating bowlers for orchestrating this great fundraiser
on behalf of eye and vision research!
For more information contact Arthur Makar (


  If you were unable to attend, please make a donation by going to the Donate Now tab.


Fight for Sight is looking for a Development Officer.
Fight for Sight (FFS) which has supported and inspired eye and vision research for seven decades by funding promising scientists early in their careers, seeks a Development Officer (DO) responsible for the strategic direction, planning, implementation and oversight of FFS's individual and major gift programs, foundation/corporate giving, online fundraising, planned giving and marketing.
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Fight for Sight Grant Applicant Information

Fight for Sight’s 2019 Post-Doctoral Award, Grant-in-Aid and Summer Student Fellowship applications are being accepted for review by deadlines specific to the grant. Grant recipients will be announced in the spring. Please watch the website for information about Fight for Sight’s 2019 grant program.


Applications for the FFS/NANOS award is due September 15th
Applications for the Post-Doctoral and Grants-in-Aid award are due November 15th
Applications for the FFS-Lirot award is due December 31st
Applications for the Summer Student award is due February 15th

All applications must be completed and submitted online by midnight Eastern Time.  

You may begin your online application on our Grant Applications page.

All material submitted becomes the property of Fight for Sight. Late or incomplete applications will not be reviewed.


Fight for Sight congratulates, Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati, Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Virginia and founder of the Center for Advanced Vision Science (CAVS), as recipient of the 2018 Research to Prevent Blindness David F. Weeks Award for Outstanding AMD Research. Like many of the world’s leading eye and vision scientists, Dr. Ambati received early Fight for Sight funding – Grants in Aid during 2002 and 2003.


Fight for Sight stays in contact with past institutional grantees who, in many cases, nurture the next group of applicants. Arthur Makar, FFS’s Executive Director, visited Montefiore Medical Center on August 28 to discuss the grant program with new ophthalmology residents. He is pictured with Roy S. Chuck, MD, PhD, Professor and Chairman of Ophthalmology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center; Davis Uzo Anugo, a current medical student and 2017 Summer Student Fellowship recipient; Selina S. Soloman, PhD, a 2017 Postdoctoral Award recipient, and; Rebecca S. McGreal, PhD, a 2016 Postdoctoral Award recipient.