Launching Thursday 9 May 2019: Cancer Nursing Research Award 2019

The Irish Cancer Society in collaboration with the Health Research Board (HRB), the National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP), and the Office of the Nursing & Midwifery Services Director (ONMSD) are delighted to announce the Cancer Nursing Research Award 2019.

The aim of this award is to stimulate, develop, and support cancer nursing research in the Republic of Ireland. As such, this award will fund a nurse-led partnership-based research project between Irish nursing professionals and academic researchers. Clinical-academic partnerships encourage research that is of the highest quality and clinical relevance, while expediting the translation of research into practice.

The partnership must have a nursing professional working in a clinical oncology role (Clinical Nurse Lead) and a researcher working in an academic role (Academic Research Lead). Though the application is a clinical-academic partnership, the research must be nurse-led.

This is intended to be a transformative investment in a nursing individual who demonstrates great potential in driving and leading clinically-relevant and innovative cancer research in Ireland. This research will focus on areas which will impact positively on patient care outcomes and should be aligned to recommendations in the National Cancer Strategy 2017-202611.

The maximum total funding available is €160,000 for a period of 18 to 24 months. The Clinical Nurse Lead will be entitled to pursue a postgraduate research-based degree qualification as part of the award.

Key Dates
Call opens Thursday 9 May 2019
Application deadline Tuesday 2 July 2019
Interviews First week of September 2019