4 October 2021

Applications invited for Undergraduate Research Scholarships and Travel Bursaries

We are offering a number of Undergraduate Research Scholarships and Travel Bursaries over the coming year.

Our Undergraduate Research Scholarships support appropriate research in the field of optometry and closely related subjects. Their aim is to encourage high calibre optometry undergraduate students in the UK to consider a career in research or academia by sponsoring a short period of experience in an active research laboratory. 

There are four Scholarships available and student members of the College are invited to apply year round on a 'first come, first served' basis from 1 October 2021 until 30 September 2022

Travel Bursaries are also now available and are offered to undergraduate students to provide financial assistance to present papers on their research at conferences.

To find out more information and apply, visit our research funding awards page [ADD LINK], or contact us.

Related further reading

This article provides a background to practice-based research in optometry.

Our Editor in Chief, Professor Leon Davies FCOptom, looks back at what's been another challenging year.

Kathy Oxtoby looks at the benefits research brings for practitioners and patients and how to get involved.