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Research Training Fellowships for Healthcare Professionals 2014
Training / Career Development
Opening Date:
11 September 2013
Closing Date:
31 October 2013
Application Restrictions:

This grant is for health and social care professionals in Ireland who wish to undertake training in patient-oriented, health service and population health research in a recognised research institution leading to a PhD by research.

Health and social care professionals are defined as medical practitioners, dentists, nurses, midwives, pharmacists and all professional groups recognised under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005.

Please note, four additional professional groups are included in this round, Audiologists, Clinical Engineers, Clinical Measurement Scientists and Medical Physicists.


The Health Research Board (HRB) Strategic Business Plan 2010-2014 - The Future of Irish Health Research, sets out the lead role of the HRB in Ireland in bridging the gap between generation of new knowledge in health and social care and the effective translation of that knowledge into benefits for health policy and practice. In line with its strategic objectives, the HRB now invites applications for its 2014 Research Training Fellowships for Healthcare Professionals.

The objective of this PhD fellowships programme is to provide three years - full-time funding to health and social care professionals, who are individuals of outstanding potential, early in their research careers, who can maximise the opportunity of being supported through a customised research training programme in an environment reflecting their individual talents and training needs.  For practicing clinicians, the fellowship may be held on a part-time basis for a maximum of six years.  It is anticipated that successful applicants will become independent research leaders within six to 10 years of completing a HRB Research Training Fellowship for Healthcare Professionals.

What does the award include?

Three years - full-time or up to six years- part-time funding towards salary and related costs, student fees, running costs, dissemination and knowledge exchange costs, training costs and a travel grant to gain research experience abroad.

Deadline for applications

Applications must be submitted by Thursday, 31 October 2013 at 13.00.

Applications must be made via the new HRB grant management system - GEMS.

Further information is available in the Guidance notes below.

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