Irish Cancer Society Social, Nursing, and Allied Health Research Fellowship Programme 2021 (deadline extended)

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Expression of Interest deadline extended to Wednesday, 7 April 2021

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The Irish Cancer Society is now accepting Expression of Interest (EOI) applications for the Social, Nursing, and Allied Health Sciences (SNAH) Research Fellowship 2021.

The objective of the Irish Cancer Society Social, Nursing, and Allied Health (SNAH) Research Fellowship is to support excellent early- to mid-stage (0-6 years’ experience post-PhD or equivalent) cancer researchers and clinical professionals (nurses and allied health professionals) to develop as independent researchers.

This Fellowship (2 years full time or 3-4 years part time) is specifically intended to fund research that seeks to reduce the burden of cancer and is aligned with the Irish Cancer Society Strategy (2020-2025). Applications in the areas of basic or translational biomedical research are not eligible.

All eligible EOI applications will be reviewed by an international scientific panel and a public and patient involvement (PPI) panel. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit a full application. There is funding available for one fellowship in 2021.

Key dates

Opening of call for Expressions of Interest (EOI)

Wednesday, 3 February 2021

Deadline for online EOI submission 

3.00pm, Wednesday 7 April 2021 

Shortlisted applicants invited to submit full application

Mid May 2021

Full application deadline

3.00pm, Wednesday 23 June 2021

Interviews (online)

 Week of 16 August 2021

Dates are provisional and subject to change. Further details of important dates for the full application stage will be given to shortlisted applicants. Applicants must be available to attend the interview online. 

Funding and fellowship duration

The maximum funding granted for this fellowship is €160,000 to be undertaken either 2 years full-time or 3-4 years part-time. A part-time fellowship is allowable for nursing and allied health applicants who hold a concurrent clinical post in their professional field.

Within the total budget, €5,000 is restricted for a Mobility and Capacity Building Element. The remaining €155,000 can be used for salary (based on IUA rates or HSE pay scale for nursing and allied health applicants), small equipment items, running costs, training, travel and dissemination (separate from the Mobility and Capacity Building Element), and Public and Patient Involvement costs (a minimum of €1,000 should be budgeted for involvement costs).

Budget details are provisional to be confirmed at the full application stage.


All applications must be submitted through the online grant management system by 3.00pm, Wednesday, 7 April 2021.

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