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HRB Grants and Fellowships

Cochrane Fellowships 2014
Training / Career Development
Opening Date:
3 March 2014
Closing Date:
27 May 2014

The Cochrane Collaboration is an international non-profit and independent organisation, dedicated to making up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of healthcare readily available worldwide ( It produces and disseminates systematic reviews of healthcare interventions and makes those reviews available as The Cochrane Library.

Since 2002, all this information has been available free of charge throughout the island of Ireland via the Internet at (, sponsored by the Health Research Board (HRB) in Dublin and the Health & Social Care Research and Development Division (HSC R&D Division) in Northern Ireland

What is the aim of the Fellowship?

The aim of the Cochrane Fellowships scheme is to build capacity on the island of Ireland in conducting systematic reviews for inclusion in the Cochrane Library. The scheme forms part of a commitment to increase the ability of researchers to conduct high quality R&D for health and social care, and for managers and professionals to be aware of, and act upon, the results.

Who should apply?

Applications are invited from individuals resident In the Island of Ireland working in the health and social care area. As this is a training fellowship, applications from those with no prior experience and/or structured training in conducting systematic reviews are encouraged to apply.

What does the Fellowship include?

The Fellowship provides the Fellow with protected time of up to two days per week for up to two years to conduct their review. The award covers systematic review training costs, salary-related costs and research expenses.

Submission and Deadline:

All applications must be made online using the HRB online Grant E-Management System (GEMS). The deadline for submission of complete applications to the HRB is Tuesday, 27 May 2014 at 13.00.

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.  It is critical therefore, that Applicants 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.

Further information is available in the guidelines document below.

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