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Fellowship and Research Grant Programme

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23 Jul 2012


British Council for Prevention of Blindness Fellowship and Research Grant Programme

The aim of these grants is to fund research and training in prevention of blindness for high calibre clinicians and scientists from the UK and overseas.

Fellowships worth up to £63,333 per year over two or three years. Fellowships are available to clinicians wishing to undertake a PhD or MD. In 2013, BCPB seeks to fund one Fellow from the UK and one Fellow from overseas (researchers from low income countries and sub-Saharan Africa in particular are encouraged to apply).

Research grants worth up to £60,000 in total over one, two or three years. Research grants are available to clinicians, scientists or epidemiologists: a) for 'pump-priming' to develop their research ideas and generate pilot data to facilitate a future application for a substantial grant; or b) to provide funding for a non-clinical PhD or DrPH studentship.

Projects must further the goals of 'VISION 2020: The Right to Sight' - the elimination of avoidable blindness - and priority will be given to projects which benefit low income countries. Grants will be awarded to UK research/training institutions. Applicants are advised to read the Information for Applicants to ensure that they are eligible to apply for these awards.

Closing date for applications: 12 October 2012.

Further information: visit www.bcpb.org or contact Diane Bramson, Administrator, BCPB, 4 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2RP. Telephone: 020 7404 7114 Email: info@bcpb.org

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