As a public charity, TSSF’s mission is to save sight for millions of people who suffer from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and lose their precious vision. TSSF is a unique, innovative partner with the Principal Investigator (PI) and the project collaborators in ways public funding sources are not. As a private funder our position is founded on the premise that TSSF’s coveted vision research funds enhance other public and private funding resources secured by the PI and/or the project team members.
Research Makes Medicine
Vision Research Grant Program
This program supports basic and applied research directed toward understanding the pathogenesis of age-related macular degeneration (AMD or MacD). TSSF is laser-focused on the science conducted by experienced, published world-class vision researchers – Principal Investigators (PI) – who lead a team of researchers on the path to discovery. The PI’s whose body of research over time has developed and positively impacted preventative measures, treatments, and a cure for this blinding disease that affects millions of people and their families.
Preference is given to funding research programs directly related to the genetics, molecular, cellular, pathology, diagnosis, and treatment of macular degeneration that cause vision loss. The Research Makes Medicine program may also involve research related to the development of new technologies for understanding, diagnosing, and treating retinal degenerative diseases.
We also consider projects where there is a need for additional funding that will advance or enhance an existing promising research project to completion. TSSF encourages “breaking down the research silos” that exist within the scientific community. Sharing ideas and findings is critical to the discovery of new treatments and a cure for MacD. In that vein, all proposed projects must involve collaborative partnerships between institutions and/or between departments within an institution.
Purpose: Outline the association between age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and functional difficulty.
Dawn taught me that research makes medicine and supporting retina research is why I continue to support their work.