Translational Research Fellowship 2020


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The Irish Cancer Society is now accepting Expression of Interest applications for the Translational Research Fellowship Scheme 2020.
The objective of the Irish Cancer Society Translational Research Fellowship Scheme 2020 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.


The maximum funding granted for a Fellowship is €223,000 over three years. Applicants may also apply for a further €7,000 for mobility funding to travel to a national or an international research institution for up to a maximum of six months during the Fellowship.


All applications must be submitted through the online grant management system by 3.00pm (GMT) Wednesday, 11 March 2020.   

Grant management system-  

Key dates

Deadline for online submission of Expression of Interest

3pm Wednesday 11th March 2020

Detailed review of applications and shortlisting

March-April 2020

Outcome announced. Shortlisted applicants invited to submit Full Application

Early-April 2020

Full Application Deadline

Early-May 2020

Detailed review of applications and shortlisting for interview

May 2020

Interviews in Dublin

Early-Mid June 2020

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 in Dublin.

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