PhD studentships

Scheme overview

Moorfields Eye Charity is delighted to confirm that our PhD studentships have been enhanced and will now provide funding of up to £110,000 to support the training of a graduate student to conduct a high quality PhD research project towards the understanding, prevention and cure of vision disorders carried out for the benefit of Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and people with vision disorders. 

Each application will be judged, as appropriate, against a number of criteria including but not limited to:

  • Intrinsic merit and strength of the work.
  • Development and design of research to support the undertaking of a research training project.
  • Training and expertise development opportunities for the student.
  • Support, mentorship and transferable skill attainment considerations.


What’s included

A Moorfields Eye Charity Studentship will provide a grant of up to £110,000 to support the training of a graduate student from no later than the 1st November in the year awarded, for three years. Students can be selected following the award and all students will, unless approved otherwise, register for a PhD with the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. 

For further details on the scheme including eligibility criteria please refer to the scheme guidance notes.

Deadlines and how to apply

This scheme is currently closed to applications.  Details for the next funding round will be announced in summer 2020. 

General scheme queries

T: 020 7566 2565