Clinical eye care needs researchers in the short and long term
Our senses become less acute with age, and most of us will find that our eyesight is impaired to some degree. We become long-sighted, night-blind, develop cataracts or glaucoma. VELUX FONDEN is actively committed to sustaining research in ophthalmology in Denmark.
In 2018, VELUX FONDEN once again offers a number of postdoctoral ophthalmology research fellowships. The aim of the fellowships is to attract, develop and retain promising researchers at the beginning of their independent research careers.
The main theme of the postdoctoral project must be promising ophthalmological research and address issues of high importance to the ophthalmological research field. Under this theme, both basic research and clinical research with an interdisciplinary approach are eligible as well as epidemiological research.
The call is open to applicants from Danish research institutions who hold a PhD degree earned no more than 5 years ago.
Application deadline is 13 March 2019.
VELUX FONDEN awards a number of stipends to young ophthalmologists. Medical students can use the scholarships in connection with year-long research projects at a Danish medical school.
The project’s main theme should be promising ophthalmology and should seek to address existing issues. This category includes basic research, clinical projects and multi-disciplinary projects.
Deadline for application 2019 is:
- 14 May 2019
- 18 September 2019
VELUX FONDEN makes grants to national projects that involve the participation of multiple fields of study at more than one Danish research institute. By giving support to major projects, the foundation seeks to promote strategic projects that include individual research projects in order to address an overarching issue.
Through the years, VELUX FONDEN has made grants to a broad range of ophthalmology projects, including basic lab research, epidemiological studies and clinical studies.
New postdoc funding for younger ophthalmology researchers
In May 2018, VELUX FONDEN funded three eye research projects with a total of DKK 6,2 million.