Annual Research Award
Ophthalmologists and orthoptists from the United Kingdom and Ireland are invited to apply for up to £5,000 to carry out an exploratory or full project in childhood eye disease and strabismus; the project duration must not exceed 12 months. One award will be given per year.
The point of this award is to encourage junior people to undertake research, possibly for the first time. BIPOSA anticipates that junior researchers will be appropriately advised by senior colleagues/mentors.
a) Relevance to childhood eye disease, or strabismus in children or adults
b) Novelty of the proposal
c) Applications for pump priming or stand-alone projects (i.e. initiating a new project) will take priority over applications to “top up” existing grants
d) Quality of the methodology
f) Importance and likely impacts of the intended outputs
g) Value for money
How to write a grant application
- Address the points against which your application will be evaluated
- Be clear about your research question
- Make a strong case for your proposal – why is this research necessary? Why now?
- Make sure that your methods are adequate to answer the research question
- Consider getting advice from a statistician
- Consider getting advice from your local NIHR research design service
- Ensure that your team has all the required expertise for this project
Some useful guidance can also be found on the following websites:
How to get a grant funded – by David Goldblatt (BMJ)
Proposal Writer’s Guide by Don Thackrey
Submit an application
For any queries regarding the award, please contact Prof Jugnoo Rahi, BIPOSA’s Scientific Officer
2023 round applications have now closed
Please complete the application form and return with supporting documents