Our grant programmes

The Macular Society has two calls for grant applications each year. In April we invite applications for Research Grants and PhD Studentships. In July we invite applications for Seedcorn grants.

Research grants

Grants of up to £250,000 over three years are available for research at UK institutions only. Projects can be for the maximum term or for a shorter period (e.g. two years), as long as the project is deemed to be good value for money.

PhD studentships

Studentships of up to £100,000 are available to cover a stipend, fees and consumables over three years. PhD students should be based at a UK institution and a graduate in a relevant subject. Payment of PhD fees will be limited to the home rate. Students required to pay the international rate can still be recruited but will need to cover the balance from other sources.

The 2022 call for Research Grant and PhD Studentship applications has now closed.

The 2023 grants round will open in April 2022.

Seedcorn Grants

Grants of up to £25,000 are available for projects with a maximum duration of 1 year, at a UK institution. Applications may be for clinical or non-clinical research. Seedcorn Grants are not intended to be used as ‘top-up’ funds to meet a shortfall in funding from another body.

The Seedcorn Grants round is now open to applications.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 3 September 2021.