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Health Research Awards 2012
Project / Programme grants
Opening Date:
12 August 2011
Closing Date:
7 October 2011

In line with its strategic objectives, the Health Research Board now invites applications for its 2012 Health Research Awards. This scheme aims to fund researchers and research teams to conduct internationally competitive and innovative research that will create new knowledge and evidence of benefit to health through investment in patient-oriented research, population health sciences and health services research.

What is the scope of this scheme?

This scheme provides funding for clearly defined research projects in areas of patient-oriented research, health services research and population health sciences research up to a maximum award value of €300,000 inclusive of overheads for projects up to 36 months. Where applicable additional pension costs per project will be funded as per the Employment Control Framework.

In exceptional cases only, where an application falls under the definition of an evaluation of a complex intervention (as defined by the MRC Guidance for Evaluation for Complex Interventions, see appendix III), applicants may request additional costs (up to a maximum award value of €500,000 inclusive of overheads) over a longer duration (of up to a maximum period of 60 months). Again, where applicable additional pension costs per project will be funded as per the Employment Control Framework.

Who should apply?   

  • The Principal Investigator must hold a post (permanent or a contract that covers the duration of the award) in a recognised research institution in the Republic of Ireland (the 'Host Institution') as an independent investigator, or
  • be a contract researcher recognised by the Host institution as an independent investigator who will have a dedicated office and research space for the duration of award, for which he/she will be fully responsible, or
  • be an individual who will be recognised by the Host Institution upon receipt of the HRB HRA award as a contract researcher as defined above. The Principal Investigator does not necessarily need to be employed by the Host Institution at the time of the application submission.

What is the deadline for all applications?

Applications must be submitted by 13:00 on our online eGrants system. The deadlines are as follows:

1. Health Services Research Committee

Wednesday 5 October 2011 at 13:00

2. Population Health Sciences Committee

Thursday 6 October 2011 at 13:00

3. Patient-Oriented Research Committee

Friday 7 October 2011 at 13:00

Where can you get more information about this call?

Detailed guidance notes for completing the application are available below. Technical guidelines are available on the online eGrants system. If you have any further queries on this scheme, please contact:


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