Funding Sources

Dr. Jason Shepherd and the Shepherd Lab are funded by the following organizations:

The E. Matilda Ziegler Foundation for the Blind

  • The Ziegler Foundation strives to provide research grants to outstanding investigators at the early stages of their careers who show innovation and promise in vision research…learn more >>

The National Science Foundation (NSF)

  • NSF’s task of identifying and funding work at the frontiers of science and engineering is not a “top-down” process. NSF operates from the “bottom up,” keeping close track of research around the United States and the world, maintaining constant contact with the research community to identify ever-moving horizons of inquiry, monitoring which areas are most likely to result in spectacular progress and choosing the most promising people to conduct the research. …learn more >>

The National Institutes of Health (NIH)

NIH is a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives. NIH is the largest source of funding for medical research in the world, creating hundreds of thousands of high-quality jobs by funding thousands of scientists in universities and research institutions in every state across America and around the globe… Learn more »

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The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

NINDS’s mission is to reduce the burden of neurological disease—a burden borne by every age group, every segment of society, and people all over the world. NINDS supports and conducts basic, translational, and clinical research on the normal and diseased nervous system. The Institute also fosters the training of investigators in the basic and clinical neurosciences, and seeks better understanding, diagnosis, treatment… Learn more »

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