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Pitts Crick Career Development Fellowship

Glaucoma UK’s ‘Pitts Crick Career Development Fellowship’ is a new three-year post-doctoral research fellowship, awarded in honour of our golden jubilee anniversary.

In keeping with the original hopes and aspirations of our founder, Ronald Pitts Crick, we are looking to support a rising star in glaucoma research who, we hope, will go on to play a pivotal role in transforming glaucoma diagnosis or treatment into the future. 

The charity is delighted to expand its research portfolio with this fellowship opportunity and anticipates building a close, long-term relationship with the selected researcher. The fellowship seeks to identify and support a dedicated and ambitious early-career researcher who has a track record of delivering impactful research projects and aspires to establish themselves as an influential glaucoma specialist.

Who can apply?

Post-doctoral professionals (PhD or MD) working in a relevant glaucoma-related field.

How much funding is available?

Salary (according to experience on the appropriate salary scale), plus up to £20,000 per annum to cover research costs and dissemination. Total costs over three years should not exceed £350,000.

What are the timelines?

The deadline for expressions of interest, comprising a two-page CV and one-page summary of the proposed research, is 31 May at 5.00pm. Applicants successful at this stage will be invited to submit a full application. Full applications must be received by 22 September at 5.00pm.

Interviews will be held in early November with decisions being made by mid-November. Fellowships should be taken up within six months of being awarded.

For more information, read our Additional Information Document.

How do I apply?

Send your submission of interest to research@glaucoma.uk. We recommend structuring the one-page summary as follows:

  1. A lay abstract of the research:
    1. Purpose
    2. Methods
    3. Anticipated results
    4. Conclusion
    5. Anticipated impact on the lives of people with glaucoma
  2. A brief explanation of how the fellowship will support your career development and goals.

If you have any questions, please contact our Head of Research, Joanna Hodgkinson, via research@glaucoma.uk.

Glaucoma UK is incredibly grateful to the members and supporters who have contributed to the charity’s 50th anniversary fellowship appeal. You can support our 50th anniversary appeal by clicking the button below.

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