Bayer Global Ophthalmology Award Program(GOAP), 2019


The Global Ophthalmology Awards Program (GOAP) is an initiative instituted by Bayer that supports research and training in retinal ophthalmology with the aim of advancing the scientific understanding and clinical management of ophthalmic disorders.

Through research and training grants the program seeks to provide opportunities for ophthalmology healthcare professionals that will ultimately lead to improved treatment and management for the world’s ophthalmology patients.

The research focus for this year is
Biomarkers and phenotyping for retinal disease progression. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications relevant to the research focus. Priority will be given to applicants with relevant research focus when ranked for funding.

About Bayer

The Bayer Group is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of healthcare, nutrition and high-tech materials. Bayer’s aim is to discover and manufacture products that will improve human and animal health worldwide.

Research and Fellowship


Award value up to $50000

There are two categories of awards:

Research Awards

This 1-year award supports a wide range of clinical and/or basic research projects

This award supports a wide range of clinical and basic research projects in the field of retinal ophthalmology:

  • Diagnosis and assessment
  • Surgery
  • Quality of life
  • Mechanisms of action
  • Novel therapeutic approaches
  • Disease pathophysiology


    1. Applicants must have an MD and/or a PhD and be affiliated with a facility that carries out research in ophthalmology.
    2. Additionally, at the time of application, applicants must:

  • Have qualified as an ophthalmology specialist within the past 10 years or are currently training to become an ophthalmology specialist in the future or have received a PhD qualification within the past 10 years

    Fellowship Award

    Applicants should demonstrate commitment to becoming a retinal specialist

    It is a mentored award to facilitate the development of research and clinical expertise

    1. For applicants who have completed ophthalmology training and wish to work on a research project as part of their training to become a retinal specialist
    2. Applicants need to demonstrate how they intend to combine their research project and training activities in an integrated manner, and how their training will enhance their skills as a retina specialist in order to improve future patient care.

    February 1, 2019

    Application process
    Before application, you will need to submit a Letter of Intent

    Visit the website of Bayer to read more

    To apply Click here


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