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Each year we provide a range of research funding opportunities. Find out more about our grants making process and current funding available.

Current funding awards

£50,000 UKEGS award

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This ophthalmology-focused open call grant is open to all UKEGS members.

If you’re not already a UKEGS member, you can join by completing a membership form on our UKEGS page.

Closing Date: 28 February 2022

£100,000 Ophthalmology Award

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Closing date: 31 March 2022

£50,000 open call Glaucoma Care Grant

Open now – apply for funding

This grant is open to medical and non-medical professionals, and we are particularly keen to hear from optometrists, orthoptists, nurses and allied healthcare professionals.

Closing date: 22 May 2022

The grants making process

Budgets are agreed annually in July and are announced here on our website, on social media and through partner organisations. The annual grants budget is typically between £200,000 and £400,000.

Grants are awarded in open competition by an awards panel chaired by trustee Prof Anthony King. Other panel members are drawn from our Clinical Advisory Panel.

Grants will be awarded on the basis of:

• scientific content

• likelihood of a conclusive outcome of the proposed study

• likely impact of the research on patient care or appropriate scientific advance or understanding of glaucoma

• location in a suitable institution

• presentation

• value for money

• ethical considerations

• whether they address our current strategic research priorities

All awards are subject to a peer review process.


Read our research funding FAQs

National Institute for Health Research support

National Institute for Health Research support
Glaucoma UK is a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) non-commercial partner. This means the studies we fund may be eligible to access the Study Support Service provided by the NIHR Clinical Research Network. See our research funding FAQs for further details.

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