I love this: Here's a way anyone reading this blog - assuming you're at least 18 and are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident - can compete for $3,000 of federal research funding plus a chance to chart the course of vision research. The National Eye Institute is holding a contest to identify audacious goals in vision research, and specifically encourages the general public to take part.
As the institute explains on its website (where you can find the complete entry details):
The challenge calls for submission of audacious goals in any area relevant to NEI's mission to conduct and support research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to blinding eye diseases, visual disorders, mechanisms of visual function, preservation of sight, and the special health problems and requirements of the blind.
What an audacious idea. Though it would be even more audacious if young people and non-U.S. residents could enter too! The more audacious ideas the better.
(Submission period ends November 12, 2012)
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