The UK’s leading supporter of nystagmus research welcomes applications for its 2014 grant programme. The programme is open to projects which aim to improve the lives of people affected by nystagmus and/or expand existing knowledge and understanding of the condition. It covers social research as well as vision science and medical research.
The first grant of £15,000 has a closing date of April 30th. The second, tied to the nystagmus awareness day Wobbly Wednesday, is for £10,000 with a closing date of August 31st. These new awards are in addition to the £6,000 small grants scheme introduced in 2013. NN will continue its partnership with Fight for Sight through the ‘Carrots NightWalk’, contributing £7,500 to a £15,000 single grant for nystagmus research.
Vivien Jones, President of the Nystagmus Network said: “We are delighted to announce this major expansion of our grant award programme. Huge thanks are due to our supporters, whose hard work in raising funds is making this possible. It’s because of our supporters’ efforts that we can put much more into nystagmus research, an area traditionally starved of funds. Thank you to the growing number of people who have taken on the challenge of fundraising for us – and long may it continue!”
In recent years NN has funded research by Universities in Leicester, Cardiff, Plymouth, Southampton and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. Last year the charity also funded and organised the third international nystagmus research workshop at Abingdon. For applications forms or further information email John Sanders at (