Cancer Nurse Research Training Fund (Deadline Extended)



Cancer nurses are foundational health care professionals, essential to the delivery of care and improvements in quality of life for people affected by cancer. As an evidence-based practice, nursing requires research for continual improvements in care and allows practitioners the opportunity to advance their field and stay updated on best practice.

Despite the benefits of nursing research to people with cancer, nurses often experience barriers in becoming research active, such as a lack of time, resources, or training opportunities. The Irish Cancer Society is committed to supporting and advancing cancer nurses in Ireland by addressing these barriers.

The Cancer Nurse Training Award, as one part of this commitment, provides funding for nurses to pursue research training opportunities at a pre-doctoral level, for example, a postgraduate diploma or master’s degree. The aim of this award is to encourage more nurses to engage in research and in doing so, expedite the improvements in care that comes from having a research-active workforce.

Key dates 
Applications open10 February 2022
Application deadline7 June 2022 @ 3.00pm [extended deadline]
ReviewJune - July 2022
Outcome announcedMid July 2022

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

Please see the Guidelines for Applicants for more information


Awards of up to €15,000 are available for part-time or full-time postgraduate training of between one and three years. Funding will contribute towards university registration fees (EU rates) and a small consumable budget of €1,500 to support the applicant’s research training needs.

How to apply

All applications must be submitted through the online grant management system.

Grant management system

Deadline for applications: 3.00pm, Tuesday, 7 June 2022

Please contact with queries. 

Guidelines and documents
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