We provide grants to UK institutions which conduct ophthalmic research. The charity does not offer grants to non-UK host institutions or for patient support.

To date, we have awarded grants totalling over £17m through the following funding schemes:

  • PhD studentships (up to £70,000 for up to over 3 years)
  • Projects (up to £70,000 for up to over 3 years)
  • Seed grants (up to £10,000)
  • Travel grants
  • Equipment grants

Our funding strategy and procedures are published here. However, please note that all our funding schemes are currently closed to applications. We are reviewing our research strategy and we will provide further details on our future funding schemes in due course.

The National Eye Research Centre is a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) and abides by its principles of best practice at all times. All grant applications are peer reviewed and scored for their potential to improve the vision of people with diseases or disabilities of the eye. Grants are awarded subject to the availability of funds at the time of the award.