Providing funds for local research and vision care projects

Apply for the NZOVRF Research Grant

Applications must be lodged with:

NZOVRF Grants Committee
c/- Andrew Black Optometrists
7 Bay Road
Wellington 6022
Fax +64 4 387 9949

Applicants are responsible for forwarding 5 copies (including a word or pdf version) of the application to the Grant Committee by 30 June, each year.

  1. Late applications will not be considered.
  2. Referees reports will be requested by the Grant Committee.
  3. When the research is to be conducted in a department or institution, the approval of the department or institution must be given at the end of the application.
  4. Grants over $20,000 will be made in exceptional circumstances only.
  5. All applications must be typed.
  6. Applications should include copies of any “in press” articles cited in the applications.
  7. All applicants will be notified of the Foundation’s decision by September 30th the same year.

Items Not Eligible for Research Grants

  • Retrospective Payments: The Committee will not consider retrospective payments for research expenses already incurred at the time of the application.
  • Prototype Development: The Committee will not normally fund the direct development of prototypes to a commercially viable stage.

Download the Summer Scholarship form here

Download the Grant Application form here


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