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HRB Grants and Fellowships

Research Training Fellowships for Healthcare Professionals 2013
Training / Career Development
Opening Date:
6 September 2012
Closing Date:
15 November 2012

All grant applications must now be made through the new HRB Grants E-Management System (GEMS) which will go live on 18 October 2012. Two calls will open before this date and we have increased the application period for these calls. This is to enable applicant's sufficient time to prepare their applications offline before submitting them through the new online system. Please see the Call Guidance Notes for each scheme below for further details.

Host Institutions will approve and submit each application on behalf of the applicant. Please make this a time consideration when preparing your grant application.

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 2013 Research Training Fellowships for Healthcare Professionals.

The objective of this PhD fellowships 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 practicising 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.

Who should apply?

Health and social care professionals in Ireland who wish to undertake training in patient-oriented, health service and health population research in a recognised research institution leading to a PhD by research. Health and social care professionals are defined as medical practitioners, dentists, nurses, midwives, pharmacists and all professional groups recognised under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005.

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.

When is the deadline for applications?

Applications must be submitted on the new HRB GEMS system. The deadline for the submission of applications is on Thursday, 15 November 2012 at 13.00. Please refer to Guidance Note and the HRB website for further details on the new system.

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