Applications open for new £50,000 glaucoma research Allied Healthcare professionals award

The International Glaucoma Association (IGA) announces call for applications for new £50,000 Allied Healthcare professionals award for glaucoma research. The new award, which opened on 21 October 2019 and will close 1 March 2020, forms part of the IGA’s largest ever annual programme of glaucoma research funding and is open to optometrists, orthoptists, nurses and pharmacists.

Applications are welcomed from allied healthcare professionals working in the field of glaucoma in any setting or combination of settings with relevant experience and knowledge. The IGA has funded nursing and optometry research grants in the past; excitingly this new award is open to a wider group of professions who haven’t had the opportunity to apply until now including orthoptists and pharmacists.

The IGA’s vision is that people with or at risk of glaucoma have the knowledge and access to care that will enable them to avoid preventable glaucoma sight loss. Integral to this is an investment in high quality research that enhances the detection and treatment of glaucoma in order to improve the quality of life for patients.

The IGA will consider applications for research into the causes and prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment or improving the quality of life of people of all ages living with glaucoma and allied conditions.

Karen OsborneKaren Osborn, Chief Executive, International Glaucoma Association

We are delighted to announce the call for this £50,000 Allied Healthcare professionals award, which is part of our largest ever annual programme of research funding. We want to encourage applications from a wide range of healthcare professionals and a key focus will be improving the quality of life of people of all ages living with glaucoma. It’s an exciting time for glaucoma research, and we can’t wait to see what new studies will be proposed.

Applications opened on 21 October 2019 and will close on 1 March 2020. To apply, please download your application form on the IGA website: www.glaucoma-


About the International Glaucoma Association:

The International Glaucoma Association (IGA) is the charity for people with glaucoma: we are a membership organisation, and glaucoma patients are at the very heart of all we do. We support people to live well with glaucoma by providing a telephone helpline, regional support groups, peer support services and widely acclaimed patient information booklets. We also fund vital glaucoma research, and we campaign to raise awareness of the disease and encourage good eye health care.

For more information, please visit:
Sightline glaucoma helpline: 01233 64 81 70 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am–5.00pm).