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Fight for Sight seeks researchers

The charity is looking for entrants to apply for funding for research into sight loss

20 Jun 2019 by Andrew McClean

Fight for Sight has issued a call for researchers to apply for its Small Grant Awards.

Each grant will be jointly funded by Fight for Sight and one of five charity partners, with up to £15,000 on offer for 12-month stand-alone research projects.

Director of research, innovation and policy at Fight for Sight, Dr Neil Ebenezer, said: “Collaboration in research is so important and we’re hoping that by focusing on our shared research interests and jointly funding research into these areas, we can improve our existing understanding that can lead to benefits for patients.”

The partnerships include: AZOOR Society for research addressing sight loss associated with acute zonal occult outer retinopathy; Blind Veterans UK for research addressing Charles Bonnet syndrome; Childhood Eye Cancer Trust for research into treatments and outcomes for retinoblastoma or lab-based research into molecular mechanisms and the genetic basis of retinoblastoma; Keratoconus Group for research into sight loss associated with keratoconus; and Thyroid Eye Disease Charitable Trust for research addressing sight loss associated with thyroid eye disease.

Fight for Sight will also independently fund research into eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma, and an achromatopsia research grant.

For further information on the grants, email Fight for Sight.

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