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Grant updates - September 2019

Information on applications in progress, calls currently open and their deadlines as well as some soon-to-open calls.

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Applications in progress

Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDA) in Patient-focused Research

Initial peer-review of the nine applications invited to stage two is now completed. The lead and co-lead applicants for each application have been invited to a two-day interview meeting on 3 and 4 October 2019. Decisions will go to the HRB Board for approval in early November 2019.

Conference and event sponsorship scheme 2019

The panel will meet in early October and decisions will be communicated in mid-October.

Research Leader Awards 2020

Ten full applications were submitted on 19 September 2019. Applications are undergoing international peer-review followed by an interview in mid-January 2020.

Emerging Clinician Scientist Awards 2020

12 applications were submitted on 26 September 2019. Applications are undergoing international peer-review followed by an interview meeting in late-January 2020. 

Cancer Nursing Research Award 2019

Four candidates were invited for an interview in early September, and the outcome will be communicated soon. The review process is managed by the Irish Cancer Society.

Research Collaborative in Quality and Patient Safety 2019

Full applications are undergoing international peer review. This will be followed by a panel meeting in November 2019.

Secondary Data Analysis Projects

The HRB Board has approved awards. All applicants will be notified shortly.

HRB Internship Progamme 2019

Five applications were received by the closing date. Interviews are scheduled for mid-October and the outcome notified in November 2019.

Currently open calls

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

This call is open until 24 October 2019.

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.

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

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

Round 10 of the joint funding scheme opens 1 October and the HRB website will be updated shortly with further details. Individual participating charities will publish calls at various times.

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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