National Foundation for Eye Research
Welcome to the National Foundation for Eye Research
The National Foundation for Eye Research (NFER) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the support and promotion of lens and cataract research. Our ultimate goal is the development of a nonsurgical treatment for cataracts. Many of our members have made lifelong commitments to this goal and are researchers renowned for their numerous contributions to this field. The foundation is recognized by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as a publicly supported tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3). Our Tax Identification Number (TIN) is 04-6055645.
The 9th International Conference on the Lens will take place from December 10-15, 2023. Program information is being updated on the Meeting / Program page as plans develop. Nominations for the Kinoshita Lectureship and the new biennial Cataract Research Award are now being accepted.
The Kinoshita Lectureship is a prestigious international award which honors Dr. Jin H. Kinoshita for his outstanding contributions to vision research that is given for meritorious research that contributes to the understanding of the etiology and prevention of cataract development. The recipient presents a lecture on his or her research at the biennial International Conference on the Lens Research Meeting and is awarded an honorarium of $20,000 and a plaque. To nominate a person for this award, please Email a nomination letter on business letterhead as well as a CV of the person being nominated to Dr. Marjorie Lou at [email protected] by October 1, 2023. Acceptance of the award requires in person acceptance at the meeting.
The Cataract Research Award is given by the NFER to recognize and honor "an emerging scientist who has made significant contributions to lens and cataract research, and who shows promise of developing into an international leader in the field". The award consists of a plaque and a $5,000 honorarium that is presented every two years at the International Conference of the Lens Meeting. To nominate a person for this award, please Email a nomination letter on business letterhead as well as a CV of the person being nominated to Dr. Velia Fowler at [email protected] by October 1, 2023. Acceptance of the award requires in person acceptance at the meeting.