Irish Cancer Society Translational Research Fellowship 2021 (deadline extended)


Expression of Interest deadline extended to Monday, 22 March 2021

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The Irish Cancer Society is now accepting Expression of Interest applications for the Translational Research Fellowship Scheme 2021.

The objective of the Irish Cancer Society Translational Research Fellowship Scheme 2021 is to support excellent early-stage (0-4 years’ experience post-PhD) cancer researchers to develop as independent researchers in their chosen area of translational cancer research. It is expected that the successful fellow will plan on pursuing a long-term career in academic research.

Translational research can be defined as “bench to bedside” or patient-focused research, whereby the aim of the research is to translate existing knowledge about cancer biology into techniques and tools that will accelerate progress towards patient benefit*. 

  • * Please note, applications in the areas of prevention, survivorship, drug design, SAR (structure–activity relationship) analysis, or drug screening will not be considered at this time. 

    For the translational research fellowship scheme, we will only accept translational research projects (T0.5 and/or T1 phase)**. Applications where the research is predominantly at T0 phase with some proposed aspects of the project being T0.5 phase will not be accepted. 

  • ** Please see the guidelines for more information. 


The maximum funding granted for a Fellowship is €235,000 over three years.

A mandatory provision of €1,000 is included within this budget to support Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) in the proposed research project.

An additional mobility/capacity building funding of up to a maximum of €5,000 will be available. This important element is intended to provide awardees experience that goes beyond the traditional research environment in developing the awardee's career. In order to encourage well-rounded researchers with varied experiences, applicants are required to develop a mobility or capacity building element as part of their award application. Information on this element will be provided to the applicants shortlisted to the full application stage. 


All applications must be submitted through the online grant management system by 3.00pm, Monday 22 March 2021.

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Key dates

Opening of call for Expression of InterestThursday, 28 January 2021
Deadline for online submission of Expression of Interest3.00pm, Wednesday 22 March 2021
Detailed review of applications and shortlistingMarch - April 2021
Outcome announced. Shortlisted applicants invited to submit Full ApplicationMid/End April 2021
Full application deadlineMid May 2021
Detailed review of applications and shortlisting for interviewMay/June 2021
Interviews (held virtually)End June 2021
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