Awards and Prizes
RCOphth offers a wide range of travel awards and clinical/research fellowships in partnership with other organisations. Names of winners are published annually unless individual opt-out requests are received. All award recipients are required to submit a written report within three months of the completion of their fellowship/research, to be circulated to the RCOphth Education Committee and the awarding body. Please use the Report Format Guidance.
Plagiarism will result in disqualification.
Please direct any Awards & Scholarship enquiries to email@example.com .
- Dorey Bequest & Sir William Lister Travel Award Application Form 2018
- Fight for Sight and RCOphth – John Lee Fellowship Primer Award
- Essay prize for foundation doctors 2018
- Ethicon Foundation Fund 2018
- Nettleship Medal 2019 full information regarding the award and application form.
- Ulverscroft and David Owen Prize 2019 full award document and corresponding application form.
- IGA Award 2019
- Fight For Sight/John Lee Primer Award
- Fight For Sight/Royal Society of Medicine Award
- The Ophthalmology Clinical Research Training Fellowship
- RCOphth – Bayer Research Award 2018
- RCOphth/NIHR Researcher of the Year 2018 Application Form
|Open Awards – Information to apply||Closing Date|
Essay Prize for Foundation Doctors 2018
The award is for all those currently in a UK Foundation Programme (F1, F2) at the time of submission, as well as those who have completed the UK Foundation Programme but have not yet achieved an OST1 post. The winners of second and third place will be presented with certificates and the first prize will have free entry into The Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress to present work as a poster and will be invited to attend the Admission Ceremony.
|17:00, Mon 15 Oct 2018|
Fight for Sight / John Lee, The Royal College of Ophthalmologists
|17.00, Wed 31 Oct 2018|
BOSU Surveillance Study Bursary for an ophthalmologist in Training 2018
With the kind support from The Red Trust and the Ross Foundation the BOSU is once again offering three research bursaries of £6000 to support ophthalmologists in training to undertake an epidemiological study of a rare eye condition through the British Ophthalmological Surveillance Unit or the Scottish Ophthalmological Surveillance Unit.
The objective for these awards is to:
You can download further guidance along with the application form here.
Assistance with preparation of applications is available from the BOSU and applicants are advised to initially contact Barny Foot (firstname.lastname@example.org or 07808 581659) for an informal discussion and to request application guidelines.
|17.00, Fri 2 Nov 2018|
Ethicon Foundation Fund 2018
Applications are invited for grants from the Ethicon Foundation Fund.
The fund was established by the generosity of Ethicon for the purpose of promoting international goodwill in ophthalmology by providing financial assistance to Fellows, Members, or Affiliate Members of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists who are travelling abroad for research or training. Awards of up to £1,000 will be made at the discretion of the Committee.
|17.00, Fr 21 Dec 2018|
The Nettleship Medal 2019
|17.00, Fri 11 Jan 2019|
The Ulverscroft David Owen Prize 2019
|17.00, Fri 11 Jan 2019|
IGA Award 2019
The International Glaucoma Association (IGA) is pleased to announce a renewed grants programme and is pleased to offer Research Awards up to the value of £100,000. This is a postgraduate research award to facilitate research into glaucoma. Applications are invited from departments and individuals based in the UK or Ireland but the research may be carried out elsewhere. The IGA encourages patient orientated research and research directly concerned with the improvement of the management of glaucoma.
|17.00 Fri 1 Feb 2019|
Fight for Sight/Royal Society of Medicine
|Wed 1 Nov 2017 (Closed)|
RCOphth and NIHR Researcher of the Year Awards 2018
Applications are sought from Members and Fellows of the College who are engaged in clinical research in the course of their NHS duties. Clinical research is important for NHS in establishing care standards, generating or confirming evidence for clinical care and developing new therapeutic options for our patients. There are numerous examples where clinical research in the NHS has helped generate evidence and enhance clinical care to reduce burden of blindness.
The RCOphth in collaboration with the NIHR has developed this award scheme to recognise important contribution the Fellows and Members of the College make. The awards will be in three categories:
Each awardee will receive certificate of achievement and complementary registration for the RCOphth Congress taking place in Liverpool on the 21 – 24 May
|17.00 Thu 15 March 2018 (Closed)|
Fight for Sight and RCOphth – Ophthalmology Trainee Research Network Awards
These awards are for up to £5,000 and intended to support studies with a clear patient benefit which will become part of the NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) Portfolio of studies eligible for consideration for CRN support in England or similar support structures in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The awards will be made to support clinical research studies that fall within the remit of the Fight for Sight’s Research Strategy 2012-2017. Promoted by the NIHR Ophthalmology Specialty Group, these awards are designed specifically for trainee ophthalmologists to instigate an NHS-delivered clinical research study at one or more secondary or primary care sites.
These awards are tenable for up to 2 years. All awards will be subject to Fight for Sight Terms and Conditions. To apply visit Fight for Sight
|17.00 Tues 27 Mar 2018 (Closed)|