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RCN - IGA Research Awards 2015

In 2011 the International Glaucoma Association (IGA) announced a grants programme in collaboration with The Royal College of Nursing. It is pleased to offer Nursing Research Awards up to the value of £25,000 in 2015.

The deadline for applications is 27 February 2015.

This is an award to facilitate research into supporting patients during their glaucoma care. The IGA encourages patient orientated research and research directly concerned with the improvement of the management of glaucoma.

Applicants must be individual nurses or departments based in the UK or Eire.

The maximum award will be £25,000 but the awards committee welcomes applications for lesser amounts with the awards being made based on the quality of the application and the expected benefit to patients with glaucoma.

The awards are normally awarded annually.

Please note that the application process is administered by the IGA in collaboration with the Royal College of Nursing. The conditions of the grants will be an agreement between the IGA and the successful applicant.

To find out more please contact us on 01233 64 81 64 or email us at info@iga.org.uk

Download a grant application form here: RCN Application 2015

Please note the acceptance of the IGA research contract is a prerequisite of applying for research funding. If any changes are proposed to the research contract, and require legal review, the costs accrued will be deducted from the research grant. You can download the Research Grant Agreement from the Research Grant Agreement section of this website.

Contratulations to the 2013 IGA/RCN Awards Winner:

Marina Forbes – Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle - awarded £5,600

Project: Prospective randomised study of effectiveness of a client-held eye health summary for newly diagnosed glaucoma patients

Summary: To study the effectiveness of a patient record card for newly-diagnosed glaucoma patients. The purpose of the record card is to improve patient understanding of their condition and treatment.