Current funding opportunities

 


Fight for Sight's funds are allocated to research teams in academic or medical institutions across the UK. The research may be undertaken in the UK or overseas.

Applications must be submitted via our online system grants.fightforsight.org.uk.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the team at Grants@fightforsight.org.uk

Please follow the links below to find the grants that best suit your needs:

Small Grant Awards

  • The deadline for applications has now passed.
  • These awards are intended to support early career research, which should be used to collect preliminary/pilot data to make research ideas more competitive when developing larger follow-on funding applications.
  • Up to £15,000, the awards are tenable for one year.
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Four-Year PhD Studentships

  • The deadline for applications has now passed.
  • Applications must be made by the potential PhD supervisor(s) for studentships to start in 2024.
  • Up to £135,000 (outside London) and £143,000 (in London) is available over four years for projects addressing research in all fields of ophthalmic and vision research relevant to Fight for Sight's charitable aims.
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The Royal College of Ophthalmologists / Fight for Sight Zakarian Awards

  • The deadline for applications has now passed.
  • Three awards will be offered to ophthalmologists who are members of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
  • Up to £25,000.
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Project Grant Awards

  • Abstract applications are now closed. The deadline for abstracts is 13:00 on Wednesday 21 June 2023.
  • Open to clinical and non-clinical research scientists wishing to undertake research in all fields of ophthalmic and vision research relevant to Fight for Sight's charitable aims.
  • Up to £250,000 for up to three years.
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Medical Research Council / Fight for Sight Clinical Research Training Fellowship

  • This funding competition is held three times a year with applications invited from February, July and October.
  • Open to clinically qualified professionals, active in the field of ophthalmology requiring registration for a research degree, usually a PhD.
  • Funding for 100% justified costs for three years.
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