The BCLA Dallos Award is an biennial award of £8,000 to fund a research project submitted by members which is judged likely to further understanding of a topic related to contact lenses and or anterior eye. Applications will be judged upon their originality, aims, methodology and financial feasibility.
Outline the title, purpose, hypothesis, methodology, methods of data analysis and possible significance of the work proposed. Sufficient detail must be provided such that reviewers who are unfamiliar with the area of work will be able to judge whether the proposed procedures will enable the stated aims to be achieved. If considered appropriate, references should be provided to previous relevant work in the area.
The BCLA Dallos Award research is to be presented at the biennial BCLA Clinical Research Conference. The call will be timed for the beginning of the year before the conference is held and requires a maximum 3 page research proposal including Background, hypothesis, methodology, costs and CVs of the investigators.
In considering the applications, the following criteria will be used:
the potential contribution to the field of contact lenses and/or anterior eye;
the objectives, plans and promise of the outlined research;
the facilities and resources available for the proposed project.
Submissions for 2019 have now closed. Applications for the Dallos Award for the 2021 BCLA Clinical Conference will open in Autumn 2020.
BCLA Dallos Award recipients
2017 Jaya Sowjanya Siddireddy (Pictured left)
2015 Dr Nicole Carnt & Dr Simon Kilvington
2014 Dr Pauline Kang
2013 Dr Gurpal Singh Toor
2012 Dr Paul Gifford & Associate Professor Helen Swarbick
2011 Dr Ulrike Stahl & Dr Isabelle Jalbert
2010 Nicole Carnt & Professor Fiona Stapleton
2009 Professor James Wolffsohn
2008 Dr Martin Cardall
2007 Dr Olivia Hunt
2006 Dr Lisa Keay & Professor Fiona Stapleton
2005 Dr Clare O’Donnel & Ms Luisa Simo-Mannion
2004 Ms Marine Gobbe & Dr Michel Guillon
2003 Dr Adrian Bruce
2002 Dr JG Lawrenson & Dr PJ Murphy
2001 Dr Lyndon Jones
2000 Dr Craig Woods
1999 Dr Savitri Sharma & Dr Padmaja Sankaridurg
1997 Mr Keith Edwards & Mr Tony Hough
1996 Miss Claire O’Donnell
1995 Dr Valarie Franklin
1993 Professor Nathan Efron & Miss Jane Veys
1991 Dr Brian Tighe & Miss Valarie Franklin
1990 Mr Ronald Stevenson
1989 Mr Ken Pullum & Mr John Parker