The University of Edinburgh has opened applications for The David and Molly Pyott Foundation Scholarships in Ophthalmology, which will support eligible ophthalmology trainees / registrars / residents undertake the university’s online, two-year, part-time ChM (Master of Surgery) in Clinical Ophthalmology from September 2021. Scholarship applications from qualified, early career ophthalmologists may also be considered.

The university’s ChM, developed in partnership with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd), provides advanced education and training for ophthalmic speciality trainees / registrars / residents and ophthalmologists preparing for fellowship examinations and approaching consultancy.

Twelve scholarships are available for eligible applicants from Africa, South Asia, Caribbean Islands, Pacific Islands, Central and South America who have been accepted for admission to the ChM programme in 2021/22 academic session and who will commence their studies in September 2021. Each scholarship will cover tuition fees and funding towards a laptop and internet access, tenable for two academic years, subject to academic progress. Selection is based on academic merit, a personal statement and reference. Successful scholarship applicants will be committed to working in their country's ophthalmology service on completion of their studies, to using their new found skills to further enhance and develop the service, and to fostering clinical and academic links between their country's medical universities, ophthalmology teaching hospitals and research institutes and The University of Edinburgh.

The deadline for scholarship applications is Tuesday 1 June 2021 at 23:59 BST. Applicants can find more information, read testimonials and apply here: