Charity issues research grant call

Fight for Sight is seeking grant applications from trainee ophthalmologists


National sight loss charity, Fight for Sight, has opened applications for a research grant of up to £5000.

Partnering with the Royal College of Ophthalmologists to offer The Ophthalmology Trainee Research Network Awards, the charity is seeking applications from trainee ophthalmologists. Funded by both organisations, the grant is designed specifically for trainee ophthalmologists to enable them to establish an NHS-delivered clinical research study.

Trainees applying for the grant must meet a set of criteria, including being a member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists; be in training in an NHS Acute Trust that delivers eye care services; have instigated the study with other trainee ophthalmologists; and be the chief investigator of the study.

Studies run by successful applicants will become part of the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network’s (CRN) portfolio and therefore be eligible for consideration for support from the network in England, or similar bodies in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Applications open on 29 January and close on 27 March. All applications should be submitted via Fight for Sight’s website.