Applications invited for nystagmus research funding
The Nystagmus Network is inviting applications for two new research grants, one of £10,000 and one of £1,500, to improve the lives of people affected by nystagmus. The charity will consider proposals from hospital and university based researchers and clinicians. NN announced the grants at its Newcastle Open Day on May 9th.
The new money is available thanks largely to a substantial donation from the EBM Charitable Trust. The awards also recognise the achievements of supporters who have been fundraising during the springtime running season. In 2014 NN funded research projects at Southampton, Leicester and Cardiff universities.
Vivien Jones, President, Nystagmus Network, said: “We are truly grateful to the EBM Charitable Trust and our supporters who fundraise for us. These awards will enable nystagmus researchers to continue their work to find successful treatments of the eye condition.”
News about the latest research was an important part of the Nystagmus Network Open Day. Delegates heard from Ophthalmologist Maria Theodorou about her work at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, where a project partly funded by NN is looking into the use of contact lenses by nystagmus patients. Experts from Leicester and Southampton were also on hand to answer questions on topics including how nystagmus affects everyday life and the latest genetic research.
To apply for a nystagmus research award please contact John Sanders, Information and development manager, email:
Tel: 029 2045 4242. The closing date for grant applications is Monday, June 15, 2015.