Apply for funding

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

Glaucoma UK Small Grant award

Glaucoma UK has partnered with Fight for Sight in launching a small grant award.

The award is for research addressing sight loss associated with glaucoma and is particularly targeted at feasibility and pilot studies. The aim is to make novel research ideas more competitive for larger follow-on funding.

Applications must be submitted via the online management system by 5.00pm 28 July 2022. Applicants will be notified of the outcome by the end of November 2022.

More information and details on how to apply can be found on the Fight for Sight website.

£50,000 UKEGS award

Open now – apply for funding

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: 13 August 2022

£100,000 Ophthalmology Award

Applications are now closed. Thank you to all who submitted applications for this award. We’ll be in touch as soon as there is news to share on the outcome of your application. 


This research award is to facilitate research into the improvement of the management of glaucoma. Applicants may be trainees seeking support for a fellowship or senior researchers seeking a grant for a project.

Applications were invited from departments and individuals based in the UK and Ireland, but the research studies may be carried out elsewhere.

To find out more, please see our Research funding FAQs document.

£50,000 open call Glaucoma Care Grant

Applications are now closed. Thank you to all who submitted applications for this award. We’ll be in touch as soon as there is news to share on the outcome of your application. 


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.

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.

Download research funding FAQs
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