NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention 2019

Under the All-Ireland Cancer Consortium, the Health Research Board has the opportunity to provide access to two prestigious courses in cancer prevention at the National Cancer Institute in the United States of America (USA). This includes a four-week course on the principles and practice of cancer prevention, and a one-week course on molecular prevention. The HRB supports travel-related costs.

Scheme at a glance

Career stage
  • Mid career
  • Senior career
Research area
  • Health services research
  • Patient-oriented and clinical research
  • Population health research
Funding available €2,500 per award
Duration of funding One-week course, or four-week course

Additional Information

The All-Ireland Cancer Consortium aims to provide world-class cancer care to people on the island of Ireland. Activities include a range of educational programmes. As part of the 2019 Consortium activities, the Health Research Board (HRB), in association with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in the United States of America (USA) and the HSC R&D Division in Northern Ireland, invites applications for the prestigious NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention programme.
The two available courses are:
•    Principles and Practice of Cancer Prevention and Control (8 July to 2 August 2019). This four-week course focuses on concepts, issues and applications related to cancer prevention and control. Participants will gain a broad-based perspective in terms of available resources and scientific data. For an overview of the course programme, please see  .
•    Molecular Prevention (5 to 9 August 2019). This one-week course provides a strong background in the molecular biology and genetics of cancer. It gives an overview of basic laboratory approaches applied to cutting-edge research in the fields of molecular epidemiology, chemoprevention, biomarkers, and translational research. For an overview of the course programme, please see .
Both courses take place at the National Cancer Institute, Rockville, Maryland, USA. The HRB has access to a small number of places on each course, where no tuition fee will be charged. The HRB will provide funding towards accommodation costs; it will also pay a small daily subsistence allowance. Applicants can apply for one or both of these courses. The courses are not open to applicants from the Republic of Ireland who do not have HRB funding support.  



Applications are invited from researchers and practitioners working in the Republic of Ireland who have an interest in cancer prevention and control.

Successful applicants are selected according to the following principles:

  • Relevance of the selected NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention programme course to their current job, and their ability to implement programme learning in a professional role
  • Ability to function as a multiplier and to disseminate information
  • Appropriate career level

 Please email the completed application form to Area(at)


Angelena Rea

Email: Area(at)

Opening date
13:00 15-11-2018
Closing date
13:00 09-01-2019
Decision expected
March 2019
Next call expected
November 2019