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HRB Grants and Fellowships

Health Research Awards 2014
Project / Programme grants
Opening Date:
11 September 2013
Closing Date:
30 October 2013

In line with its strategic objectives, the HRB is now inviting applications for its 2014 Health Research Awards (HRA). 

Update 12 September 2013: Please note, the closing date for this scheme has been changed to Wednesday 30th October at 13.00.

This scheme provides funding for internationally competitive and innovative research that will create new knowledge and evidence of benefit to health through investment in patient-oriented, population health and health services research.

Please review the key changes to the scheme in section 1.2 of Guidance Notes.

Applications must be submitted to one of four grant panels.

  • Applications submitted to the following panels: Patient-Oriented Research, Population Health Research and Health Services Research, should comprise clearly defined research projects (including pilot and feasibility studies) with a duration up to 36 months and to a maximum award value of €330,000 (inclusive of overheads).
  • Applications submitted to the Definitive Intervention panel should comprise larger scale projects aimed at evaluating a definitive intervention (randomised clinical trials and/or other intervention studies involving humans) with a duration appropriate to the scale of the intervention proposed, but not be beyond 60 months, and to a maximum value of €800,000 (inclusive of overheads).


Who should apply

Applicants must demonstrate clearly that their research team contains the necessary breadth and depth of expertise in all the methodological areas required in the development and delivery of the proposed project.

The Principal Investigator (PI) will serve as the primary point of contact for the HRB on the award and during the review process. The PI will be responsible for the scientific and technical direction of the research programme and has primary fiduciary responsibility and accountability for carrying out the research within the funding limits awarded and in accordance with the terms and conditions of the HRB. See Guidance notes for further Principal Investigator requirements.

Please note that only one application per Principal Investigator to this scheme will be considered.

Submission and deadline

The deadline for submission of complete applications to the HRB is Wednesday, 30 October 2013 at 13.00. All applications must be made online using the HRB GEMS. (

Prior to final submission to the HRB, all applications must first be reviewed and approved within GEMS by the signatory approver at the research office (or equivalent) at the Host Institution (see Appendix V of Guidance Notes). It is critical therefore that Principal Investigators leave sufficient time in the process for the Research Office (or equivalent) in their nominated Host Institution to review, seek clarifications and approve applications prior to the final submission date. This may involve being aware of and complying with any internal Host Institution deadlines for review and approval, distinct from the HRB deadline.

The HRB is committed to an open and competitive process underpinned by international peer review. Following an initial eligibility check applications will be sent to international experts for analysis and comment. Grant selection Panels will then be established to consider applications and the associated comments of the peer reviewers with a view to making final recommendations to the Board of the HRB.

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