Social Science, Nursing, and Allied Health Research Scholarship Programme 2022

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The Irish Cancer Society is now accepting Expression of Interest (EOI) applications for the Social Science, Nursing, and Allied Health (SNAH) Research Scholarship 2022. The objective of the Irish Cancer Society SNAH Research Scholarship is to offer excellent graduates from nursing, allied health and social sciences the opportunity to undertake structured postgraduate training in world class cancer research.

Applications aligned with the Irish Cancer Society Strategy (2020-2025) and research roadmap are sought from individuals wishing to pursue a PhD in cancer research. All eligible EOI applications will be reviewed by a scientific and a PPI (Public and Patient Involvement) panel. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit a full application.

Key dates*

Thursday, 13 January 2022Opening of call for Expressions of Interest (EOI)
Tuesday 22 February 2022, 3.00pmDeadline for online EOI submission
End March/Early April 2022Shortlisted applicants invited to submit full application
Tuesday 15 May 2022, 3.00pmFull application deadline
Week of 27 June 2022Interviews (online)

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

The maximum funding granted for this scholarship is €160,000 to be undertaken up to 4 years full-time or up to 8 years part-time. A part-time scholarship is only allowable for nursing and allied health applicants who will hold a concurrent clinical post in their professional field during the course of the scholarship.  

Within the total budget, €5,000 is restricted for a Mobility and Capacity Building Element (see Section 1.4. for details). The remaining budget of €155,000 is to cover:


- An annual stipend of €18,500 @ 100% FTE.

- Nurses and Allied Health Professionals who are currently employed in their professional field and will be taking time out of this employment to undertake the PhD may avail of a pro-rata stipend based on IUA rates (inclusive of PRSI and employer pension contributions) commensurate with professional experience and career stage.  

University registration fees A maximum of €8,500 per annum may be allocated for university registration fees
Running costsCosts associated with conducting the research, for example, consumables, materials, small equipment items.
Travel and DisseminationTo cover costs of disseminating the research.
Public and      Patient Involvement costsA minimum of €1,000 must be allocated to support PPI activities.

*Details provided are provisional. Information on the proposed budget will only be sought at the full application stage.


All applications must be submitted through the online grant management system by 3.00pm, Tuesday 22 February 2022.

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