Research Scholarship Programme

Do you have the enthusiasm and ability to join the Irish Cancer Society Research Scholarship Programme and make a valuable contribution to cancer research?

This four-year PhD programme involves completing a cancer research project, general and cancer-specific training and the opportunity to gain experience at national and international research institutions. 
Applications in the areas of Epidemiology, Prevention, Laboratory, Translational, Clinical, Cancer Care and Survivorship Research are welcome.  Applications in prostate cancer and in other areas of cancer research are sought.  Please note that all applications will be assessed equally on merit and awarded on excellence.
The Research Scholarship Programme is open to:
a) science graduates 
b) medical graduates 
c) nursing and allied healthcare graduates
with less than five years post-graduate experience who:
  • have not registered, but propose to commence a PhD
  • have a minimum of a first or upper second class honours primary degree or equivalent.
Applicants will need to choose a research area of specific interest for them and identify a suitable supervisor to collaborate with on writing the proposal. 
The total value of the Irish Cancer Society Research Scholarship covering stipend, fees and materials will be up to €35,000 per year for a maximum of four years.  Additionally, mobility funding of up to a maximum of €9,000 for travel to a national and an international research institution should be included in the application.
Closing Date for Applications: 3pm, Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
Applications must be submitted online at

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Information and conditions of grants available from:
Dr Eilish Lynch, Assistant Research Officer, Irish Cancer Society, 43/45 Northumberland Road, Dublin 4.
Phone: 01 2310 583