Cancer Research Engagement Awards 2019

As the largest voluntary funder of cancer research in Ireland, the Irish Cancer Society is committed to putting patients, families, survivors, supporters and the public at the very heart of what we do.

Research is conducted primarily for the benefit of patients, therefore, a key priority of the Irish Cancer Society is to ensure that the patients are informed about, engaged with, and involved in cancer research. In line with this, we have launched the Cancer Research Engagement Awards 2019.

The Cancer Research Engagement Awards will provide funding for researchers based in the Republic of Ireland to organise engagement activities to promote cancer research to people affected by cancer and the public. 

There are many different definitions of engagement. For the Cancer Research Engagement Award the following definition is used:

Engagement is where information and knowledge about cancer research is provided and shared with cancer patients and the public.’

For the Cancer Research Engagement Awards the primary target audience of engagement activities must be people affected by cancer and the secondary audience can be the public. Engagement activities aimed only at the public will not be accepted. 

Please see the Guidelines for applicants for more information on background, eligibility and funding.


The maximum funding granted for the Cancer Research Engagement Award is €2,500* over a 12 month period. * This funding is intended for engagement activities only. It cannot be used to support a cancer research project. 

How to apply

Eligible applicants can submit an application through the Irish Cancer Society Grant Tracker online system.


Application deadline:

Submission deadline: 3pm Tuesday 30 July 2019

Related documents

For more information on eligibility criteria, funding etc please read the Guidelines for Applicants and FAQs.

Date Last Reviewed: 
Thursday, May 9, 2019