Research training fellowships

Our new Research Training Fellowship [PhD] scheme is intended to enable medical, nursing and allied health professionals the opportunity to undertake a high-quality research training fellowship towards a PhD focused on the advancement of education, clinical practice or ophthalmic research and which will be to the benefit of Moorfields Eye Hospital and its patients.

This is a response mode competitive funding scheme with applications accepted once a year.  Please note that interviews will be part of the decision making process.

Applicants are strongly advised to discuss their application initially with Moorfields Eye Charity and then their relevant clinical service directors and research offices before preparing an application.

What’s included

Applications can be for a full time (3 years) or part time (5 years) Research Training Fellowship.  Salary support can be requested, commensurate at current level. Furthermore, the scheme supports a clinical-research training career path by allowing Fellows to spend up to 20% of their time on NHS clinical sessions.  EU/UK PhD registration fees are included and directly related research expenses can be requested up to a maximum of £20,000 per year. 

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

Key dates

The date below is the deadline for receipt of completed applications by Moorfields Eye Charity.  Applicants must ensure that they allow sufficient time (up to 3 weeks prior to the deadlines below) for their research offices to consider and approve applications. 

Meeting       Application deadline
 2018 Spring 17 November 2017


Steps required to prepare and submit your grant applications


Contact details


Completed applications must be emailed to no later than 5pm on the date of the advertised deadlines.


General scheme queries

Cath Thums, Grants Officer

T: 020 7566 2565