2015 Major Grant Awards

The trustees are pleased to have approved two major grant awards, totaling £151,398 in their 2015 grant giving round. The successful applications awarded funding in 2015 are as follows:


1) - Dr Mei Chen - Queen's University Belfast

Investigating the role of interleukin-33 (IL-33) in Muller cell pathophysiology

£59,995 - One year project


2) - Professor Chris Inglehearn - University of Leeds

Determining the pathological basis of Keratoconus through combined family, case control and transcriptome studies

£91,403 - Two year project


If you are a research scientist in ophthalmology and wish to apply for funding from National Eye Research Centre the relevant guidance and application forms can be found here.


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