Fight for Sight seeks applications for research

Applications open for annual PhD studentships

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Pixabay/Konstantin Kolosov

Fight for Sight is seeking applications for its annual PhD Student Awards that provide recipients with grants of up to £100,000.

This year the charity has partnered with Versus Arthritis in order to fund a project that will explore arthritis and visual impairment.

It is also working with the Masonic Charitable Foundation to continue to fund research that aims to stop or reduce sight loss as a result of degenerative diseases.

In an agreement with inter-dealer broker, ICAP, the organisations will together fund research into the progression of age-related macular degeneration.

Fight for Sight’s annual PhD studentships offer grants up to the value of £100,000 to successful applicants for research projects that are “hypothesis-driven, innovative, involve high-quality scientific methodologies and are supported by robust preliminary data,” the charity explained.

The deadline for abstract applications is 12 March. PhDs will start in January 2021.

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

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