Seeing things in a different light is just the beginning at CooperVision. We put ideas into action, raise the bar on product excellence and create the next generation of contact lenses. To accomplish this, we maintain a strong commitment to advanced research and development.
In keeping with this purpose, we are excited to announce a new CooperVision Science and Technology (S&T) Award Program. The goal of the Award Program is to bring award recipients and CooperVision scientists together to explore new areas of technology advancement. We recognize and highly value the need to find the best ideas that have the potential to deliver benefits to people across the globe.
To this end, these awards will bring the best ideas forward to enable the transition of concepts into real-world solutions. Proposed research should demonstrate significant potential for research discoveries and the rapid commercialization of technological advancements within CooperVision key focus areas for 2014.
Click 'download' below for the 2014 Science and Technology Award Program Announcement.
2014 Focus Area
A key focus area for 2014 is to address ocular surface health and anterior segment symptomology through advancement of technologies including, but not limited to Materials, Devices, and Compounds.
Research proposals may span proof-of-concept through translational stages. For this purpose, two types of awards are offered:
CooperVision Seedling Award
The CooperVision Seedling Award is intended to incentivize collaborations with CooperVision in a new research area for a one year period. The maximum total cash amount for a CooperVision seedling is $100,000.
CooperVision Translational Research Award
The CooperVision Translational Research Award is a multi-year award for a substantive translational research project with funding over two years, totaling up to $400,000.
Any researcher with Principal Investigator (PI) status holding a MD, OD, or PhD is eligible to apply. Applicants, such as postdoctoral fellows, with a waiver of PI status must submit appropriate documentation.
How to Apply
Submission of a Letter of Intent (LOI)
LOIs may be submitted beginning April 15, 2013. If the LOI is accepted, applicants will be notified on a rolling basis by June 15, 2013, and invited to submit a full proposal. Click 'download' below for instructions and other important information.
Upon approval of the LOI, applicants may submit a full proposal. The complete proposal must be submitted by the deadline August 30, 2013. Click 'download' below for instructions and other important information.
Please contact STAward@coopervision.com with questions.