Medical Research Council / Fight for Sight Clinical Research Training Fellowship

Fight for Sight is pleased to offer the opportunity of a Clinical Research Training Fellowship jointly funded by Fight for Sight and the Medical Research Council (MRC). 

Applications are invited for the Fellowship which offers scientific training opportunities to a clinician wishing to pursue research to prevent sight loss and treat eye disease.


Three-year funding is available for registered healthcare professionals to undertake a PhD or to reacquire research skills. The scheme allows the applicant to spend up to six hours a week (pro-rated for part time fellows) on other commitments and undertake up to two clinical sessions a week.

Additional information

The scheme is administered by the MRC, and applications are to be made via the new UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Funding Service.

All application details and up-to-date guidance can be found on the MRC website. If you are unsure whether you are eligible to apply, email before beginning your application.


This funding opportunity is held three times a year. The next deadline is 4pm on 3 April 2024.

Please visit here for further details and look at the section titled 'Clinical research training fellowships'.