Cancer Research Networking Award 2023



The Irish Cancer Society Networking Awards offer all cancer researchers the opportunity to establish and strengthen collaborations and relationships with national and international cancer researchers. This programme will give academic researchers and clinical professionals the opportunity to learn about up-to-date cancer research, network and collaborate, and gain experience in research dissemination.

The aim of this award is to contribute towards the cost of developing or attending networking initiatives, training activities or the development of collaborations or partnerships (e.g. attend or host a workshop, conference, training or any other networking activity). These awards are intended to support motivated individuals who would not otherwise be able to undertake these activities.



Applicant Eligibility:

This award is open to cancer researchers of all backgrounds. This includes academic and clinical researchers (post Undergraduate level), medical doctors and professionals of social sciences, nursing and allied health (SNAH) working with those affected by cancer. Further details on eligibility can be found in the Guidelines for Application document (below).


Initiative Eligibility:

As a guide, some eligible networking initiatives include:

  • Attendance and/or presentation at a cancer specific international or national conference or workshop
  • Attendance at a cancer specific summer school or winter school (or similar)
  • Organise and host a small-scale conference or workshop in translational cancer research
  • Host a meeting with national/international researchers or clinical professionals with the aim of establishing new research collaborations in a translational/SNAH cancer research topic


Please note, this is not an exhaustive list, the Society is open to all networking initiatives that satisfy the purpose and objectives of the call. If you are unsure if your initiative is eligible please contact


Funding and Duration

Applicants can apply for funding up to a maximum of €2,000. The number of awards made will be dependent on the number of applications received and total budget requested in each. Each applicant may only submit one application.

The proposed networking initiative must not begin prior to 6th June 2023. The initiative must be completed within 12 months of the start date (by 5th June 2024).

Submission and Key Dates

Applications must be completed and submitted through the Irish Cancer Society Gateway Grant Tracker online system, by registering at the following address:




Grant Call opens

Tuesday 21st February

Application Deadline

Tuesday 4th April, 3pm


April/Early May

Awardees Announced

Mid May


For any questions about this call, proposed initiative or applicant eligibility, please email

Guidelines, FAQ and documents
Documents to download

Where we get our funding
Fundraising events, donations, charity shops, corporate giving – these are some of the ways we get our funding.

For more information

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