Cancer Nursing Research Award 2023

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The Irish Cancer Society, in collaboration with the National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP), wishes to invite research teams led by eligible nursing professionals to submit an application for the Cancer Nursing Research Award 2023.

Purpose and Objectives

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.

Funding and Duration

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

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:

*Extended Application deadline: 15.00 IST Tuesday 22nd August 2023*



Applications Open

Wednesday 28th June 2023

Application Deadline

3pm, Tuesday 22nd August 2023


August-September 2023


Early October 2023

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

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