Information into Evidence for Action Award 2022

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Decades of research has led to the development of evidence-based and effective interventions that have the potential to significantly reduce morbidity and mortality of cancer. However, a substantial gap exists between the evidence-informed interventions and their real-world integration into the healthcare system. This disparity has led to people affected by cancer from being able to benefit from some of the opportunities for improved outcome that might be possible if research was put into their experience of treatment and care.

The Society envisions that by 2025, three out of every four cancer patients will survive their diagnosis and that everyone affected by cancer will have access to world-class treatment, care and support no matter who you are or where you come from. Therefore, in line with this vision, a key priority of the Irish Cancer Society is to identify, research, and evaluate new approaches to increase the impact of the existing cancer knowledge base.

Through the Information into Evidence for Action Award 2022, the Irish Cancer Society aims to fund a research proposal to evaluate and identify how an evidence-informed cancer intervention/service can be most effectively introduced into the Irish Health System. The results of this study are expected to feed into our goal to improve care, quality and outcome of cancer patients.

Expected outcome of the project:

  • To identify barriers and enablers of cancer interventions implementation in the Irish public health system
  • To identify all stakeholders and key decision makers integral to the effective implementation of cancer interventions in the Irish public health system
  • To generate an evidence-based procedure for implementing a cancer intervention in Irish public healthcare settings
  • To generate a series of recommendations and learnings from the study
  • To identify mechanisms of sustainability for the next stages of implementation

The intervention/service may focus on a specific cancer type or be more general in focus e.g. children’s, adult, or geriatric cancers etc. Additionally, proposals may focus on various public service settings e.g. hospital, community services, acute oncology services, etc. The development phases of the intervention should be complete or near completion. The award will not fund any phase of developing an intervention.

Funding and Duration

The Information into Evidence for Action Award will provide funding of up to €50,000. The estimated project timeline must be between 12-18 months.

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 Thursday 18th August 2022


Applications OpenThursday 9th June 2022
Application DeadlineThursday 18th August 2022
Review DeadlineMid-September
Panel MeetingEnd of September
Awardee SelectedEnd of September/Early October

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

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