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HRB Grants and Fellowships

NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention 2015
Training / Career Development
Opening Date:
4 December 2014
Closing Date:
16 January 2015

The All-Ireland Cancer Consortium aims to provide world-class cancer care to people on the island of Ireland and, to this end, participates in a range of educational programmes.

As part of the 2015 Consortium activities, the Health Research Board, in association with the National Cancer Institute in the US and the HSC R&D Office in Northern Ireland, invites applications for the prestigious NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention programme.

Available Courses
  1. Principles and Practice of Cancer Prevention and Control. This four-week summer course provides specialized instruction in the principles and practice of cancer prevention and control. It focuses on concepts, issues, and applications related to this field. Participants will gain a broad-based perspective in terms of available resources, and scientific data. For an overview of course offerings, please see the 2014 Principles Course syllabus which is available to download from the webpage at
  2. Molecular Prevention. This one-week course on molecular aspects of cancer prevention provides a strong background in molecular biology and genetics of cancer and an overview of basic laboratory approaches applied to cutting-edge research in the fields of molecular epidemiology, chemoprevention, biomarkers, and translational research. For the most recent course offerings, please see the Molecular Prevention 2014 syllabus which is also available to download from the webpage at
Eligible Applicants 

Applications are invited from health-related researchers and practitioners working in the Republic of Ireland who have an interest in cancer prevention and control. Applicants can apply for one or both of these courses.

Course Dates and Location
  • Principles and Practice of Cancer Prevention and Control will run from 6 to 31 July 2015.
  • Molecular Prevention will run from 3 to 7 August 2015.

Both courses take place at the National Cancer Institute, Rockville, Maryland, US.


The National Cancer Institute provides these courses free of charge for participants from Ireland. Successful applicants will have a return economy flight to the US, accommodation costs and a small per diem paid by the Health Research Board. This cost contribution is only available to course participants applying through the Health Research Board.


Further information is available on the NCI website:


Applicants may apply for one or both courses. An eligible application consists of two items:

  1. An application form (available to download below) filled in by the applicant and submitted electronically to Angelena Rea, ARea(at) (Please note applications are not submitted via GEMS, the HRB's online grant application system.)
  2. A signed letter of support (available within the application form below) from the applicant’s employer sent by post or scanned and e-mailed to

Postal applications must be addressed to: 

Angelena Rea, NCI Summer Curriculum, Health Research Board, Grattan House, 67–72 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2.


All forms must arrive no later than 1pm on Friday, 16 January 2015.


Queries can be sent to Angelena Rea, ARea(at), t +353 1 2345104.

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