Irish Cancer Society and All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care Research Awards 2017

Irish Cancer Society ResearchAll Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care

Research Call: To enhance the quality of life for those living with cancer and receiving palliative care.

In a continued commitment to support excellent research and palliative care for cancer patients, both the Irish Cancer Society and the All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care are combining to deliver a joint research award that will enhance the quality of life for those living with cancer and receiving palliative care.

The purpose of this call is to fund two discrete projects, both focusing on palliative care of cancer patients. Both awards are intended as seed funding.

This funding is intended to support activities necessary to advance competitive research proposals, such as performing preliminary work, developing collaborative inter- and multi-disciplinary activities and ensuring public engagement. Successful proposals will have the potential to advance research capability in this area, both during and beyond the lifetime of the proposed project. It is expected that a competitive proposal for a sizable project will be submitted to an external funding organization within 12 months of the completion of the seed funding period.

Applications are sought from clinicians, other health care professionals and scientists coming from a field relevant to palliative care of cancer patients.

Research fields include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Biological research.
  • Speech and language therapy.
  • Occupational therapy.
  • Diet and nutrition.
  • Exercise.
  • Medical oncology.
  • Psycho-oncology.

Applications are open to research professions including, but not limited to, research scientists, medical doctors, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, nurses, pharmacists, pastoral care workers, social workers, physiotherapists and psychologists.

Taking into consideration the AIIHPC’s Top 10 research priorities, the proposals should aim to:

  • Improve the quality of care for people with life limiting cancer.
  • Provide research evidence to inform policy and improve practice.
  • Enhance clinical and research competence in palliative care for people living with cancer.
  • Build research capability and capacity in palliative care for people living with cancer.

It is anticipated that this award will be made by the end of 2017.

Important dates:

Closing date for applications: 3pm Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Eligibility criteria

Candidates must:

Applications from individuals that do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be assessed. Please read carefully the eligibility requirements below.

Eligible Applicants must fulfil the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be based at a host institute in the Republic of Ireland
  • Hold a PhD or higher level clinical qualification e.g. MB, MD, MCh, PhD, MD-PhD or equivalent*
  • Have a record of research experience
  • Show evidence of peer reviewed outputs
  • Have a Mentor/External Advisor who is currently active in the research field.
  • The Mentor/External Advisor must have a minimum of 5 years post-doctoral experience.
  • The Applicant must provide strong letters of support from their Mentor/External Advisor and their host Institution.

Each award is up to €31,400 in total for a maximum of 2 years. Contributions to Salary (as per Irish Universities Association (IUA) or relevant professional salary scale) and limited dissemination costs (€1,000 in total) are included in this amount (€31,400). Consumables and travel costs are not covered by this award and should not be included in costings.

* It is the responsibility of the Applicant to provide proof that they are eligible for the programme to which a future proposal will be submitted. This is particularly pertinent to those holding a PhD equivalent, for which different rules may apply across research funding bodies and international agencies.
 

Application process

Applications will be accepted only through the Irish Cancer Society Grant tracker web portal. Application closing date: 3pm Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

Further information

Please see the guidelines for the most up-to-date information on the The Irish Cancer Society and the All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care Research Award 2017.

Download the guidelines

For any queries please contact grants@irishcancer.ie or call 01 2310 583.

Date Last Reviewed: 
Tuesday, October 3, 2017