January 24, 2018

Irish Cancer Society Announces Research Funding Schemes Opening in 2018

In a continued commitment to fund cancer research at all levels the Irish Cancer Society has a number of funding schemes opening for applications in 2018 for researchers at different career stages. 

Expression of Interest applications will be accepted for the Biomedical Research Scholarship Programme from the end of January. The objective of the four year Research Scholarship Programme is to offer excellent science, medical, nursing and other allied healthcare graduates the opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree in cancer research.

The Biomedical Research Fellowship Scheme will open for applications in February. The aim of this scheme is to support excellent experienced cancer researchers to develop an independent research programme in their chosen area of cancer research. 

To encourage and support the future generation of cancer researchers the Society will offer funding to undergraduate students undertaking a summer cancer research project. The Summer Studentship Awards will open for applications in April.  The purpose of this award is to give students at an early stage in their career an opportunity to work with expert researchers to gain both research experience and an insight into biomedical cancer research.

The Clinician Researcher Award will open for applications in April. The purpose of this award is to fund protected research time for a consultant working in an oncology-related specialist field. The absence of protected time for undertaking research is recognised as a significant impediment to the sustained evolution of high quality Irish cancer research.

The protected time allowed by this award will enable the successful applicant to be released from two days of clinical and admin commitments per week over a period of 2 years to focus purely on developing and growing an important aspect of Irish cancer research.

More details on each of the funding awards above will be available on the research funding section of the website nearer the time of applications opening.