Since 1987 the Macular Society has invested around £10 million in over 100 research projects. Each year we invite applications for research grants, PhD studentships and seedcorn grants which are assessed by our Research Committee.

Research grants

Research grants are for projects of up to three years duration and up to £250,000, which covers everything from laboratory chemicals to salaries.

PhD studentships

A PhD studentship funds a student to undertake a three year research project. The student submits a thesis for qualification of the degree, which is the highest level of academic degree attainable.

Seedcorn projects

A seedcorn grant is funding of up to £25,000 to generate preliminary data to advance innovative and novel ideas.