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NEI Audacious Goals

The Audacious Goals Initiative is an effort by the NEI to promote innovation in vision research. In support of the initiative, the NEI challenged the NIH staff, the broader scientific community, and the general public to submit a one-page description of an audacious goal that could potentially drive innovation in vision research for the next decade and beyond. To attract participation, the NEI held a prize competition called the NEI Challenge to Identify Audacious Goals in Vision Research and Blindness Rehabilitation. The most compelling ideas will be further developed at the NEI Audacious Goals Development Meeting (see below). A final set of audacious goals, developed at the meeting, will be used to inform and guide research priorities for the NEI and other vision research organizations.

NEI Audacious Goals Development Meeting

Selected ideas will be presented, discussed, and further developed in this national assembly of approximately 200 experts. The final set of audacious goals will help shape the breadth and direction of the full portfolio of eye and vision research supported by the NEI and other organizations in the U.S. and abroad.

Registration for the meeting closed on February 11, 2013.

*Process for Evaluating Ideas Submitted to the NEI Audacious Goals Initiative

For additional information contact:
Richard S. Fisher, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Science Policy and Legislation
National Eye Institute
Phone: 301-496-4308

Last Reviewed: February 2013

Department of Health and Human Services NIH, the National Institutes of Health