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HRB/HSC R&D/NCI Health Economics Fellowships
Infrastructure and Special Initiatives
Opening Date:
20 November 2009
Closing Date:
15 January 2010

The Ireland/Northern Ireland/National Cancer Institute Cancer Consortium aims to provide world-class cancer care to people on the island of Ireland and, to this end, has developed a range of educational exchange programmes. As part of the 2010 Consortium activities, the Health Research Board now invites applications for the Health Economics Fellowship awards.  

What are the objectives of this Fellowship?

This Fellowship programme aims to encourage successful applicants to pursue careers in health economics on the island of Ireland. The duration of the Fellowships awarded is four years, leading to a PhD degree in health economics. The Fellowship includes ten months of coursework in health economics, cancer prevention and health policy, based mainly in Ireland, followed by two years of mentored research at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Washington DC and a final year of mentored research at an affiliated host institution in Ireland/Northern Ireland.  

Who should apply?

Applications are invited from graduates and researchers with a primary degree in a relevant discipline, such as epidemiology, (bio)statistics or economics. Applicants with degrees in medicine, pharmacy, health services research, social sciences or other sciences will also be considered. Previous training or experience in health economics would be beneficial, but is not essential. Applicants must be eligible for a J1 visa to work in the US.  

When is the proposed start date?

Successful applicants will begin their Fellowship in June 2010.  

What does the Fellowship include?

The Health Research Board (HRB) will provide for an annual salary of €31,998 for four years, student fees, costs associated with travel and the cost of health insurance for the duration of the fellow?s stay in the US. Funds will be provided to enable the fellow to attend one relevant scientific meeting per year of research. Applicants from Northern Ireland should check the Guidelines document (below) for additional specific details.  

What is the DEADLINE for applications?

Friday 15 January 2010 at 5 pm  

Where can I get more information about this programme?

Further information and detailed guidance notes on how to apply are available below. Applications must be made using the HRB eGrants system.

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