Annual grant funding is available to scientific and technological projects that are based in the United Kingdom.  To be eligible for a grant from the Tej Kohli Cornea Institute the project must be able to demonstrate a clear path toward alleviating corneal blindness in the poor countries that are home to 90% of those living with blindness and visual impairment. 


Eligible projects must have a current or prior attachment to an established  UK institution such as a University or hospital, or a recognised institute of science or technology.  Alternatively, projects must be able to demonstrate access to the infrastructure and resources of a recognised incubator or the support of a large organisation. 


To be eligible for a Tej Kohli Cornea Institute grant projects must be seeking to use technology, science, research or some other innovation or novel application that can help to alleviate corneal blindness by 2035.


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If you would like to discuss your project before submitting an application you can attend a quarterly information session in London.  For details of the next information session please contact Tej Kohli Cornea Institute.

Since 100% of the funding received by the Tej Kohli Cornea Institute is directed into supporting projects, information sessions are hosted by partner organisations in London and attended by the Advisory Board.  

1) Submit a 2-page project summary including profiles of key people using the button below. 
2) Attend a video call for an assessment of your project by specialists from our network.
3) Meet with members of the Tej Kohli Cornea Institute Advisory Board in central London.

Interdisciplinary innovation is at the heart of the Tej Kohli Cornea Institute and it is only by sharing stories that the world's best scientists, ophthalmologists, technologists, doctors and researchers can connect to develop solutions.


Recipients of grant funding must move far beyond traditional 'white papers' and commit to sharing stories about the problem that they are seeking to address using blogs, images and social media to raise awareness about innovations to alleviate corneal blindness.


Projects that do not receive grant funding, or which wish to receive grant funding in the future, can still make use of the Tej Kohli Cornea Institute audience to highlight and profile their own innovations and objectives.

The Tej Kohli Cornea Institute is proudly supported by the Tej Kohli Foundation © 2020