Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Irish Health Research Funding

See below for two particularly important health research funding competitions currently open.

Health Research Board: Applied Partnership Awards

These support collaborative research projects between academic researchers and knowledge users, focusing on themes which are determined by the documented needs to the Irish health and social care system. Findings should have a direct impact on the decision making of the knowledge user’s organisation. Applicant teams must nominate a lead applicant for research and a lead applicant for knowledge. Lead applicant researchers must hold a post at an HRB recognised host institution in the Republic of Ireland. Co-applicants may be from outside of the Republic of Ireland. Funding is worth up to €200,000 for projects with a duration between one and two years. A minimum co-funding of 20 per cent is required. These awards will be issued under a rolling call. There will be two distinct cycles for peer-review (as below). This is to allow researchers and partner organisations to develop timely collaborations, yet have the flexibility to submit to either the first or the second peer review cycle. Peer review cycle 1 – May – August 2017. Peer review cycle 2 – October – December 2017. Full details.

Health Research Board - SPHeRE PhD programme

This aims to cultivate researchers through a four year full-time structured PhD programme. The programme is a joint initiative of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Trinity College Dublin and University College Cork, with funded scholars having the option to also register at University College Dublin, National University Ireland Galway, NUI Maynooth, the University of Limerick or Dublin City University. Individuals with an interest in carrying out research on population health or health services in the Irish context and from a wide range of academic and clinical disc iplines, including public health, health psychology, health economics, health policy, general practice, biostatistics, health geography and social science, may apply. Six full-time PhD positions are funded. The programme includes a professional skills training allowance, travel funds to national training days and international conferences, and an annual stipend of €18,000 as well as a laptop computer and PhD fees. Applications due by 12 noon, 24 March 2017. Full details.

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