Young Female Researcher Bursary Launch

For the third year in a row, we are very proud to award our Young Female Researcher Bursary to a promising early stage female researcher working in the area of sight loss in Ireland.

Early stage/career is defined by us to include:

  • Research students
  • PhD students
  • Postdoctoral researchers
  • Individuals with up to 3 years of experience post qualification
  • The €1000 career development award is generously sponsored by our corporate partner

This year, we are once again calling for entries for the Young Female Researcher Bursary.

To be in with a chance of winning the bursary we want you to tell us in a short video (1 minute max) how your research is #DrivingTheCure. We would love to see the research work you are doing and who – or what – inspires the work you do.


How to enter:

Create your engaging video (1 minute max)

Share it with us on Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn using the hashtag #DrivingTheCure.


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If you don’t use social media you can still enter. Please send your video to with the subject line ‘Young Female Researcher Bursary’.

We announced Laura Finnegan as the 2021 winner of the bursary. Rebecca Ward was the 2020 winner.

Deadline for entries has been extended until 2 pm on Friday March 4.

The 2022 recipient will be announced at our #BreakingTheBias International Women’s Day event on March 8. Full event details and line-up for our IWD event to follow soon.