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Research Training Fellowships for Healthcare Professionals 2015
Training / Career Development
Opening Date:
25 September 2014
Closing Date:
7 November 2014

Update 3 October 2014: General Practitioners who are recommended for funding through the HRB review process may apply for supplementary funding from the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) as part of a co-funding pilot scheme. See page 6 of the updated guidance notes. End of update***

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 those recognised under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005, and include medical practitioners, dentists, nurses, midwives, pharmacists. For all qualifying professional groups please see the guidance notes.  

Please note, one additional professional group is included in this round; Paramedics and Advanced Paramedics.

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 2015 Research Training Fellowships for Healthcare Professionals.

The objective of this PhD fellowship 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 Friday, 7 November 2014 at 13.00.

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

Further information is available in the 'Guidance Notes' below.

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