Biomedical Research Scholarship Programme 2018 - Expression of Interest

The Irish Cancer Society wishes to invite eligible candidates to submit an Expression of Interest application for the Biomedical Research Scholarship Programme 2018.

The objective of the Irish Cancer Society Biomedical Research Scholarship Programme is to offer excellent science, medical, nursing and other allied healthcare graduates the opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree in cancer research. During the four year programme, Scholars will undertake general and cancer specific training, as well as participating in structured PhD programmes, and will have the opportunity to gain experience at an international research institution.

Applications in the areas of basic or translational biomedical research with a focus on developing a better understanding of novel approaches to cancer are welcome.

Please note: Applications in the areas of prevention, early detection and drug discovery* will not be considered at this time.

Drug discovery research encompasses research that aims to:

  • identify potential new drugs

  • test novel (unapproved) drugs in cancer models

Applications that propose testing approved drugs in cancer models will be accepted.

All expression of interest applications will be reviewed and shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit a full application. Please see the Guidelines for Applicants (below) for more details.

How to apply

The Expression of Interest application can be made through the Irish Cancer Society Grant Tracker online system.


Expression of Interest applications submission deadline: 3pm Wednesday, 21 February 2018

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018