You are here » Other Information » Grants & Bursaries


How to apply for funding Applications are invited from Consultants, experienced Trainee Ophthalmologists and Ophthalmic nursing staff for funding for 2014/2015. Funds will be provided for individuals or a team to undertake a period of work directed towards eye care in a developing country.  

Please send a short description of your intended trip, providing us with the following information:

  • Where and when you are going and what you hope to achieve while there, listing the medical procedures you intend to undertake.
  • How your trip will benefit eye care in the local area
  • Details of the host institution including acknowledgement from them that they are expecting you and what your role will be while you are there.
  • Estimate of the costs of the trip and how much funding you are applying for.
  • Details of any other source of funding you have applied to.

Please send the above information with your CV to: 

If you are successful with your funding application you will be expected to send us a short report of your trip, evaluating how the trip went relative to your objectives prior to going.

 For more information about the Fund, further details about how to apply and examples of previous trips, please go to:




The Macular Society is now accepting preliminary applications for research grants and PhD studentships beginning in 2019.

Research Grants

Grants of up to £170,000 over three years are available for research at UK institutions only.

PhD Studentships

Studentships of up to £100,000 are available to cover a stipend, fees and consumables over 3 years. PhD Students should be based at a UK institution and be a UK graduate in a relevant subject.

Preliminary applications will be reviewed and shortlisted by the Research Committee in July 2018. Successful applicants will be invited to complete a full application by September 2018 and final funding decisions will be made in April 2019.

More information can be found on the Macular Society website, together with the preliminary application form:

The deadline for preliminary applications is 5pm on 1 June 2017.

Applications and any queries should be submitted to




(Sponsored by the Royal Blind)

Ophthalmology Grant.doc