The Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia (ORIA) is a not for profit organisation dedicated to promoting research and awareness into the causes of eye disease and the prevention of blindness. The ORIA was founded in 1953 by a group of eye doctors concerned with the need to advance eye research in Australia. Since then, ORIA has distributed millions of dollars to advance eye research. We report the outcomes of all the research we support and promote best practice ophthalmic medical care.

The ORIA has a wide focus on supporting research into all major eye diseases, as opposed to focusing on a single eye disease.

Research grants are made available annually through ORIA’s available funds, which are sourced through bequests and donations from individuals and organisations. A large proportion of these funds have come from people whose sight has been saved as a result of advances in eye care, and who wish to express their appreciation in a tangible way.

GRANT APPLICATIONS FOR 2021-2022 

Grant applications for 2021-2022 are now open and are due on the 25th May. Please sign in to our new portal to apply.

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             - Each registered account can only submit one application.
             - Each page must be saved prior to submission
             - Once the application is submitted it cannot be edited

Please see our publicly available reports from 2019 and 2020 

Report from the 2019 Grant Recipients

Please click on the link to our reports promoting research into eye disease. 2019 Reports 

Please click on the link to read our 2019-2020 Annual Report http://oria.org.au/index.php/progress-reports-publications-documents/

Enquiry emails: oria@oria.org.au

T:  0422 901 509

Contact our CEO, Mrs Diane Harapin on 0422 901 509 for all other enquiries

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Research grants awarded each year have enabled many ophthalmologists and vision scientists working in university departments to improve the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases through clinical research.

The ORIA conforms to the highest corporate governance standards with its fully audited annual financial statements and reports publicly available.

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