Cancer Clinical Trial Nurse Preceptorship Award 2022

Nurse perceptorship

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The Irish Cancer Society Cancer Clinical Trial Nurse Preceptorship Award aims to encourage nurses to build competencies around cancer clinical trials in Ireland through a competitive international clinical trials preceptorship.

For this award, the Irish Cancer Society is collaborating with the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, Canada. The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre has 12 specific cancer site groups and 26 specialty clinics, and more than 3,000 staff who see over 400,000 patient visits every year. This award will provide an opportunity for a qualified cancer nurse from Ireland to visit the Clinical Trials Unit in Canada for a two-week period to foster professional relationships and gain greater insight and knowledge in about clinical trial techniques. The Irish Cancer Society has also collaborated with the National Cancer Control Program (NCCP) through this award to work towards a common objective of ensuring professional development of nurses in cancer.

Purpose and Objectives

The aim of this award is to encourage more nurses to pursue a career in cancer trials and in doing so, increase awareness of the value of cancer clinical trials. Our ultimate aim is to influence and ideally increase the accrual number of patients going on clinical trials in Ireland as recommended in the National Cancer Strategy.

The preceptorship will focus on the following areas of clinical trials:

  • Cancer Immunotherapy trials
  • Phase 1/Early stage cancer trials
  • Novel Lung cancer trials


Funding and Duration

Applicants can apply for funding up to a maximum of €12,500. Two candidates will be selected for the award and will have the opportunity to visit the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre for approximately two weeks in the spring of 2023, to gain practical experience and training supervised by their Clinical Trials Team.

Submission and key dates

Applications must be completed and submitted through the Irish Cancer Society Gateway Grant Tracker online system. In order to submit an online application, you are required to register at the following address:

Application deadline: 15.00 GMT Wednesday 7th December 2022



Applications Open

Thursday 27th October 2022

Application Deadline

Wednesday 7th December 2022


February 2023

Awardee Selected

Late-February 2023


Spring 2023 (Late April/Early May)

Please note: that the above dates are provisional subject to change at the discretion of the Irish Cancer Society.

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