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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.
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Make your reservations today!
The Gala will take place Monday evening, October 8th at the Tribeca Rooftop, 2 Desbrosses Street, New York, New York. Cocktails and Silent Auction will start at 6:00pm, with dinner and awards beginning at 7:00pm.

Book a table, purchase individual tickets and Journal ads as soon as possible on our Lights-On Gala website. We expect a full house!

Silent Auction items will be available for bidding on October 1st, at 12 PM.  Simply register, sign in and review the exciting auction items, then place your bid.

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


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.


Arthur Makar with Patrick Gore and Lynn Forrest-Smith from Saving Sight, one of Fight for Sight's newest funding partners. Many of Fight for Sight's partnerships begin at ARVO.


Arthur Makar, FFS Executive Director, at AUPO with Patrick Gore of Saving Sight, a new FFS grant partner, and Dr. Roy Chuck, Montefiore Medical Center, who made it happen.

Saving Sight and Fight for Sight Announce Funding of Two Student Fellowship Awards

Kansas City, Mo. (January 8,2018) - Today, non-profit organizations Saving Sight and Fight for Sight announced the joint funding of two new Summer Student Fellowships. The grants will be available to undergraduate, graduate or medical students conducting research relating to either the cornera or dry eye.
"Research and innovation within the field of opthamology are what drives our work forward as an eye bank," said Tony Bavuso, CEO of Saving Sight. "We're thrilled to partner with Fight for Sight to support students who are pursuing academic ocular research."
The two grant awards will be $2,500 each with applications due to Fight for Sight on February 15, 2018. The announcement of awards is expected in May of 2018. "We are thrilled to be partnering with Saving Sight on two new Summer Student Fellowships," said Mrthur Makar, FIght for Sight's Executive Director. "Together we will fund the next generation of leaders in corneal and dry eye research."