MRCG/HRB 2016 Funding Scheme Announcement

Fighting Blindness is pleased to announce its participation in the MRCG/HRB Joint Funding Scheme 2016, between the Health Research Board and the Medical Research Charities Group. Details of the scheme can be found on

This scheme will allow Fighting Blindness to provide joint funding for research programmes into retinal research which could lead to potential treatments for sight loss.

The grants available are up to a total of €300k over a three year period with projects anticipated to begin in September 2016.

We are requesting original proposals that are clearly focused on our charitable objectives and our pillars of research:

  • Genes and Gene Therapy
  • Adult Stem Cell Technologies
  • Retina Implant Technologies
  • Novel Pharmacological Therapies
  • Epidemiology and Population Studies

Collaborations with cross disciplinary groups will be favourably encouraged.

MRCG/HRB Joint Funding Scheme 2016 Application Form

MRCG/HRB Scheme Applicant Guidance Notes 2016

Fighting Blindness Work and Priority Areas

Closing date for grant submissions is 5pm on Wednesday, December 16, 2015. Please submit all information by email to

For more information about Fighting Blindness and details of our past and currently funded projects, please visit the research section of our website or phone 01 678 9004.