Cancer Nursing Research Award 2021



The Irish Cancer Society in collaboration with the National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) and the Office of the Nursing & Midwifery Services Director (ONMSD), wishes to invite research teams led by eligible nursing professionals to submit an application for the Cancer Nursing Research Award 2021.

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). 

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 the National Cancer Strategy 2017-2026 and the Irish Cancer Society Strategy 2020-2025.

Key dates 
Applications open25 May 2021
Application deadline5 August 2021 @ 3.00pm
ReviewAugust – September 2021
InterviewsWeek of 20 September 2021

Please see the Guidelines for Applicants for more information


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

How to apply

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

Grant management system

Deadline for applications: 3.00pm, Thursday, 5 August 2021

Please contact with queries. 

Guidelines and documents
Documents to download
Applicant Guidelines - Cancer Nurse Research Training Fund 2022