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€8.3 million to support up and coming health researchers

15 August 2017

The new HRB Emerging Investigator Awards will enable researchers at the mid stage of their career to shift gear to become independent investigators. The HRB is investing €8.3 million through this scheme to support 11 researchers who have demonstrated real promise as they take their first step to research independence.

According to Mairead O'Driscoll, Interim CEO at the Health Research Board,

‘What set these successful individuals apart was their diversity and ability to multitask. Their challenge now is to build their research team, advance their research programmes, foster collaborations and leverage funding to build a sustainable research programme. Everyone is well qualified for the challenge’.

The HRB will support these investigators for four years with a maximum of €800K, including the investigators’ salary and support for research staff. Areas that will benefit from this investment include: -

  • health economics
  • biostatistics
  • immunology
  • respiratory medicine
  • pharmacology
  • neurology and neuroscience
  • psychology
  • molecular and cellular biology
  • health services research.

For more information about each of the awards see the HRB press release, Opportunity knocks for talented health researchers and professionals.

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