Irish Cancer Society Translational Research Fellowship 2022



The Irish Cancer Society is now accepting expression of interest (EOI) submissions for the Translational Research Fellowship Programme 2022.

The objective of the Irish Cancer Society Research Fellowship Programme is to support excellent early-stage (0-5 years’ experience post-PhD) cancer researchers to develop as independent researchers. There is fellowship funding available for one applicant of the highest calibre to focus on research within areas of high strategic priority for the Irish Cancer Society. This applicant must have a background in biomedical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, life sciences or medicine.

This fellowship is specifically intended to fund research that is aligned with the Society’s Strategy (2020-2025) and Research Roadmap. It is anticipated that the applicant will undertake a project likely within the a) translational biomedical research b) clinical trials and/or d) strategic priorities themes.

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The maximum total funding available is €235,000. The funding period is 24 – 36 months, once appropriately justified. A mandatory provision of a minimum €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 a maximum €5,000 will also be available.

Please note that this award can provide funding for a variety of research activities, e.g. salary, running costs, training and dissemination costs, PPI costs etc.

Please see the guidelines for more information


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:

Deadline for EOI applications: 3.00pm, Tuesday, 22nd March 2022

Key dates

Deadline for online submission of Expression of Interest3.00pm, Tuesday 22 March 2022
Review of EOI applications March - April 2022
Shortlisted applicants invited to submit full applicationApril 2022
Full application deadlineMay 2022
Review of full applicationsMay - June 2022
Shortlisted applicants invited to interviewJune 2022
Interviews (will be held virtually)June - July 2022
Announcement of awardJuly 2022

*Dates are subject to change. Applicants must be available to attend the interview online. 

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