The public donations that make all of our research possible allow us to fund the work of over 100 talented research professionals in top Irish institutions. Their research focuses on a range of cancer types across a number research priority areas including prevention, early detection, better treatments, clinical trials, and survivorship.
Because of the generous support of the public, the Irish Cancer Society is the leading voluntary funder of cancer research in Ireland. We’ve invested €27 million in research projects and initiatives since 2010, all made possible by donations. Currently we are investing in the work of more than 100 cancer researchers based across the country. Collaboration, both national and international, is at the core of Irish Cancer Society Research.
We fund a broad range of research from basic laboratory research examining the underlying mechanisms of cancer, to population-based cancer research that examines the risk factors associated with cancer in the population, in addition to clinical research that investigates the benefits of new treatments or tests for cancer patients. Our Social sciences, nursing & allied health research programmes are dedicated to survivorship research that seeks to improve the quality of life of those living with and beyond cancer. We have funded hundreds of projects over the years leading to many discoveries.
Find out about and apply for our research funding opportunities
Forms for budget reallocation, no-cost extension, mobility funding, etc.
Acknowledging and celebrating the work of all our researchers
Research that is underway or has been completed
Meet our researchers and find out about our current research programmes
The application and selection process that decides which research the Irish Cancer Society funds
How we're putting patients at the heart of research
For more information
(01) 231 0500