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Roper-Hall Eye Foundation
Innovation Grants

What are our Innovation Grants?

This exciting, competitive funding scheme is to enable staff to develop and test novel ideas to bring about impactful positive change, optimisation or improvements in clinical practice, service, patient experience and/or patient participation. The programme is designed to support discrete and defined pieces of work where the applicants have demonstrated:

  • a clear and convincing problem they want to address

  • how their project will lead to innovative change

  • direct benefits and/or impact on patients within a relatively short timescale (months, not years).

The normal expected maximum funding that can be requested per application is £15,000 and salary costs are not allowed. The maximum duration of the grant is 18 months. We expect to award up to a maximum of two grants.

Further details can be found in our Application Form (see below)​

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Who can apply?

The principal applicant must be a substantive NHS employee or hold an honorary clinical academic contract at an Eye Unit in Birmingham for the duration of the award. 


This scheme is open to ALL NHS staff, and would include medical and nursing staff, managerial/admin staff, optometrists, orthoptists and all allied healthcare professionals

Medical Staff

How do I apply?

Please download our application form by clicking the button below. The closing date for applications is 30th June 2024.

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