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HRB launch new call for Research Leaders in health

The HRB will invest €7.5 million in new research leaders over the next five years. The call for applications goes live today, 4 March 2019.

Professor Molly Byrne
Professor Molly Byrne speaking about her HRB Research Leader Award (Link below)

The Research Leader Award scheme aims to develop a cohort of people who will lead the generation of new evidence that will drive changes in people’s health, clinical practice, health care delivery and policy. It targets people in an academic setting who have a strong track record as investigators in their area of expertise and can demonstrate they are ready to transition to leadership.

According to Annalisa Montesanti, Programme Manager at the HRB,

‘We will expect potential candidates to demonstrate how they will create and deliver competitive research programmes, bridge the research to practice gap and deliver better health and care by developing strong partnerships with the health sector.’

The €7.5 million investment will support up to five awards. Each award will have a maximum value of €1.5 million, including overheads. Application for the award is a two-stage process. Stage 1 opens on the 4 March and closes on 9 May 2019.

There will be a webinar about the call at 3.00 pm Monday 11 March 2019. Register for the webinar at

For more information contact: Dr Anne Costello, e acostello(at), t +353 2345157.

Watch Professor Molly Byrne talk about her award and what it has meant for her career (2:35 minutes to watch).