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 .
- RCOphth/NIHR Researcher of the Year 2018 Application Form
- Patrick Trevor Roper Undergraduate Award Application Form 2018
- Dorey Bequest & Sir William Lister Travel Award Application Form 2018
- Fight for Sight and RCOphth – Ophthalmology Trainee Research Network Awards 2018
- Essay prize for foundation doctors 2018
- Ethicon Foundation Fund
- Fight For Sight/John Lee Primer Award
- Fight For Sight/Royal Society of Medicine Award
- The Ophthalmology Clinical Research Training Fellowship
- Fight for Sight Award 2018
- International Glaucoma Association Award 2018
- Keeler Scholarship 2018
- RCOphth – Bayer Research Award 2018
- 30 Years of RCOphth – Essay prize for OST Trainees
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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
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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
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The Patrick Trevor-Roper Travel Award 2018
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Dorey Bequest and Sir William Lister Travel Awards 2018
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Essay Prize for Foundation Doctors 2017
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.
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BOSU Surveillance Study Bursary
|Fri 20 Oct 2017 (Closed)|
Ethicon Foundation Fund 2017
|Wed 27 Oct 2017 (Closed)|
Fight for Sight / John Lee, The Royal College of Ophthalmologists
|Wed 1 Nov 2017 (Closed)|
Fight for Sight/Royal Society of Medicine
|Wed 1 Nov 2017 (Closed)|
Fight for Sight 2018
|17.00 Wed 31 Jan 2018 (Closed)|
International Glaucoma Association 2018 – The maximum award will be £100,000
A shortlist of candidates will be invited to interview.This is a postgraduate research award to facilitate research into glaucoma. Applicants may be trainees seeking support for a fellowship or senior researchers seeking a grant for a project. Applications are invited from departments and individuals based in the UK or Eire but the research studies may be carried out elsewhere.The IGA encourages patient orientated research and research directly concerned with the improvement of the management of glaucoma.
Multidisciplinary research teams are encouraged and should include a member/fellow of the RCOphth but co-applicants (and project lead) may include hospital/community-based optometrists and/or nurses undertaking glaucoma research in the UK and Eire. Animal experimentation is specifically excluded from work supported by the International Glaucoma Association Fellowships. Grants must be taken up within nine months, unless the grantee makes an application, with explanation, to the Chair of the IGA Grants Committee for approval.
|17.00 Fri 2 Feb 2018 (Closed)|
Keeler Scholarship 2018 – One award of up to £30,000
The Keeler Scholarship is awarded every two years. A shortlist of candidates will be invited to interview.
To enable the Keeler Scholar, for the subsequent benefit of ophthalmology in the UK, to study, research or acquire special skills, knowledge or experience at a suitable location in the UK or elsewhere for a minimum period of six months. Applicants must be fellows, members or affiliates of the RCOphth in good standing. Potential applicants who have received substantial (usually meaning amounts greater than the value of the scholarship) funding for their project are not eligible for the Keeler Scholarship.
The Trustees will give special consideration to candidates intending to make a career in ophthalmology in the UK. Applicants may apply retrospectively but should not be more than three months into the fellowship for which they are applying for support by the closing date. The project or fellowship must be due to start before February 2020, and the intended start date must be stated on the application form. If problems subsequently arise in this regard, the Trustees must be informed immediately and, depending on the reason for the postponement, they reserve the right to withdraw the Scholarship in this situation.
|17.00 Wed 7 Feb 2018 (Closed)|
The RCOphth – Bayer Research Award 2018
|17.00 Thurs 29 Mar 2018 (Closed)|
30 Years of RCOphth – Essay prize for OST Trainees
To celebrate the College’s 30th Anniversary in 2018, we are pleased to announce that we are running an essay prize for OST Trainees. The competition will be open to all those currently in an OST programme (OST1 -7) and LAT posts at the time of submission.
Ophthalmologists are expected to be highly trained, motivated and able to achieve and sustain quality standards throughout their careers for the benefit of patients. Ophthalmology has been a popular specialty for many years and this has been seen at national recruitment over the last six years.
1st Prize will be £500 and 2nd Prize will be £250. Both essays will be posted on the College website in June 2018.
Closing Date: 29 March 2018
Result Announced: 1 June 2018
1st and 2nd place prize winners will attend the Admission ceremony on the 7 September 2018
If you have any questions please contact Alex Tytko, Head of Education and Training on firstname.lastname@example.org
|17.00 Thurs 29 Mar 2018 (Closed)|