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Grant updates - October 2019

What's happening in your scheme and what calls are coming down the tracks...

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Applications in progress

Applied Partnerships Awards 2019

25 applications were received in cycle two and they are now undergoing eligibility checking.

Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDA) in Patient-focused Research

Nine co-leadership teams were interviewed in early October by an international panel and the panel’s recommendation with be discussed at the HRB Board meeting in early November 2019. The candidates will be notified therafter.

Conference and event sponsorship scheme 2019

19 applications were submitted and nine awards were approved. The successful applicants will be notified shortly.

Secondary Data Analysis Projects

Seven awards have been recommended for funding by the HRB Board and contract negotiations will begin shortly.

HRB Postdoctoral Fellowships 2020 - Applying Research into Policy and Practice (ARPP)

16 applications were received by the close of call.

Cancer Nursing Research Award 2019

The review process is managed by the Irish Cancer Society. Four candidates were invited to interview in September and the outcome is expected soon.

Research Collaborative in Quality and Patient Safety 2019

Six full applications have completed international peer review and will go to the review panel in November 2019.

Research Leader Awards 2020

Ten full applications are undergoing international peer-review and will be followed by an interview in mid-January 2020.

Emerging Clinician Scientist Awards 2020

12 applications are undergoing international peer-review and will be followed by an interview meeting in late-January 2020.

European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases (EJP RD)

There were three applications with Irish partners and the outcome of the international panel is expected in November 2019.

HRB Internship Progamme 2019

Five applicants were interviewed in mid-October and the outcome will be ratified by the HRB board in November 2019.

Currently open calls

Clinician Scientist Postdoctoral Fellowships (CSF) 2020

This call is open until 7 November 2019.

Fullbright - HRB Health Impact Awards 2020

The call is open until 31 October 2019.

Health Research Charities Ireland/HRB Joint funding Scheme (Formerly MRCG/HRB Joint Funding scheme)

Round 10 of the joint funding scheme opened on 1 October 2019. Individual participating charities will publish calls at various times. More information is available at

US-Ireland Research and Development Partnership Programme

This is a rolling call. See the funding scheme notice for more information.

SFI-HRB-Wellcome Biomedical Research Partnership

This is a rolling call. See the funding scheme notice for more information.

Coming soon

NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention 2020

This call will open on Thursday 1 November 2019.

Summer Student Scholarship 2020

This call will open on Monday 17 November 2019.

Upcoming deadlines under the SFI-HRB-Wellcome Research Partnership

A reminder that Wellcome, in partnership with the HRB and SFI, will co-fund research in the Republic of Ireland under the auspices of the SFI-HRB-Wellcome Research Partnership under a range of Wellcome funding schemes, including Investigator Awards, Fellowships and Collaborative Awards.

Upcoming deadlines for Fellowships include: Research Career Development Fellowships (14 November 2019), Clinical Research Career Development Fellowships (4 February  2020), Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowships (8 October 2019), Research Career Re-entry Fellowships (8 October 2019), Senior Research Fellowships (12 November 2019).

The deadline for Investigator Awards is 12 November 2019.

Applications and all enquiries about schemes should be made directly to Wellcome as they are responsible for the application assessment process and the final funding decision, liaising with HRB and SFI at each stage.

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