Research training fellowships

Scheme overview

Our Research Training Fellowship [PhD] scheme is intended to enable medical, nursing, optometry 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.

  • Potential applicants are strongly advised to first consider applying through the NIHR Academy - MEC partnership grant making programmes for PhD felllowship funding. 
  • Applicants must discuss any potential application with Moorfields Eye Charity before starting to prepare an application.
  • This is a response mode competitive funding scheme with applications accepted once a year.
  • Interviews will be part of the decision making process.


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 (pro rata). 

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