News and notices. Comm Eye Health Vol. 20 No. 62 2007. June 01, 2007

BCPB British Council for Prevention of Blindness Prevention of Blindness Fellowship Programme

Applications are invited for the BCPB Fellowships to start in 2008. The aims of the Fellowships are to fund research and training in prevention of blindness for high calibre clinicians and scientists from the UK and overseas. Projects must further the goals of VISION 2020: THE RIGHT TO SIGHT, the elimination of avoidable blindness. In 2008, BCPB seeks to fund one Fellow from the UK and one Fellow from a low-income country to undertake projects that focus on Africa.

Priority will be given to applicants who:

  • Demonstrate that their project is innovative and increases knowledge of the causes of blindness and/or its prevention in line with the priorities of VISION 2020

  • Demonstrate the ability and ambition to pass on their skills in blindness prevention

The fellowships will be worth up to £60,000pa for 2 or 3 years. Applications must be submitted jointly by the Fellowship candidate and the supervisor at the host institution in the UK.

For full information and an application form see or contact Jackie Webber at BCPB, 59-60 Russell Square, London WC1B 4HP or by email:

Closing date for receipt of applications – 30th September 2007.

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