Moorfields Association bursaries

Bursaries for trainee medical staff, August 1, 2017 - July 31, 2018

Applications must be received by August 31, 2017 for the October MA meeting and May 31, 2018 for the July, 2018 meeting - for consideration.

The Moorfields Association offers bursaries to trainee eye care professionals - applications will be considered under the following circumstances:

  • Grants to residents/fellows who have exceeded their annual entitlement.
  • Grants to fellows for study leave only partially supported by the Moorfields Eye Charity.
  • Grants to other eye care professionals working in the Moorfields group but not supported by the Moorfields Eye Charity
  • Grants for teaching/training visits to meetings and post-graduate centres in Eastern Europe.
  • Small grants for expenses incurred in the preparation of lectures or publication of papers related to work/research carried out at Moorfields.

    Applications should be sent to Susan Hoyal at, and should include the following information:

    1.  Centre/meeting to be visited
    2.  Reason for visit
    3.  Purpose for which the funds will be used (travel, accommodation etc)
    4.  Other funding applied for
    5.  A letter of recommendation from an appropriate supervisor

    Applications must be received by May 31, 2017 so that they can be considered at the MA meeting in July.

Please note that retrospective requests will only be considered in exceptional circumstances.

Sir Edward Lewis Foundation Bursaries 2017

  • The Moorfields Association is offering two annual bursaries of a maximum of £1,500 each to members of the MA for teaching/training visits to be undertaken in Central or Eastern Europe in 2017.

    The bursaries will be known as the Sir Edward Lewis Foundation Bursaries.

    Programmes should be based mainly on subjects relevant to VISION 2020 * and should involve a post-graduate centre in one of the following 14 countries: Albania – Armenia - Azerbaijan - Belarus – Bosnia and Herzegovina – Bulgaria –Georgia – Kosovo – Macedonia - Moldova – Montenegro – Romania – Serbia – Ukraine.

    Each bursary is intended to cover the costs of travel and accommodation for three nights and, before applying, the applicants must have confirmation of provisional acceptance from the post-graduate centre to be visited. The successful recipients will be expected to supply a report on the visit to the Trustees of the Sir Edward Lewis Foundation and for publication on the MA website.

    Applications (quoting MA number), together with a short CV, should be sent as an attachment in Word format to

    * VISION 2020 subjects include diabetic eye disease, retinal vascular disease. glaucoma, paediatric ophthalmology, cataract surgery, age-related macular disease and the management of low vision. Additional subjects such as retinal detachment, corneal disease, trauma, ophthalmoplastics, uveitis and neuro-ophthalmology will also be considered.


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