Submission Process & award schedule

Submission process

Grant application forms
Scientific Research Award Application PDF
Scientific Research Award Application Word
Biographical Sketch (NIH type) PDF 
Biographical Sketch (NIH type) Word
Research Grant Acknowledgement PDF
Research Grant Acknowledgement Word

Applications can be filled out, saved, completed and emailed using Word or PDF. Only applications completed in Word or PDF and within this application’s parameters will be accepted. One (1) additional page of informational figures or key illustrations can be included. Scientific Research Award Application, submitted electronically via email to

Biographical Sketch (NIH type) for the Principal Investigator and Co‐Principal Investigator(s), submitted electronically via email together with the Scientific Research Application.

Research Grant Application Acknowledgement Form, signed by the Principal Investigator and Department Chair and mailed via regular mail to:

Eversight ATTN: Eye and Vision Research Program
6700 Euclid Avenue, Suite 101
Cleveland, Ohio 44103

Consult the Research Grant Awards Calendar below for submission deadlines. Images and scanned documents should be included as e‐mail attachments and all file names should carry sufficient information to link the files to the appropriate proposal or request.

Announcements of receipt, funding awards and denials

Eversight will send an email acknowledging receipt of each proposal. If an email acknowledgement is not received within seven (7) business days of submission, applicants are urged to contact Eversight at (216) 706-4234 or email us. Letters announcing research grant awards and denials are mailed out in accordance with the annual Research Grant Awards Calendar. Please consult the Calendar for this year’s announcement date. If an announcement letter related to a confirmed research proposal submission is not received within seven (7) days of the listed mailing date, applicants are asked to contact Eversight at (216) 706-4234 or email us.

Support Questions

Researchers needing additional information regarding the process of submitting research grant proposals, including technical questions about the application form and related attachments, should contact Dr. Gregory H Grossman (216) 396-1065. Questions may also be submitted in writing by emailing us.

Award schedule

Jan. 8
RFP/ Mail Posting Date

Apr. 6
Grant proposals due to Eversight

Grant proposals sent to Research Review Committee members for evaluation

Research Review Committee meets to evaluate and rate proposals

Grant awardees announced

Aug. 23
Grant Progress report due