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Irish Cancer Society Biomedical Research Scholarship Programme in Ireland, 2018

The Irish Cancer Society is now accepting Expression of Interest applications 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.

The Irish Cancer Society is the national charity in the Republic of Ireland dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem, and improving the lives of those living with cancer.

If English is not your first language then you will need to show that your English language skills are at a high enough level to succeed in your studies.

Scholarship Description:

Application Deadline: February 21, 2018
Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue a doctoral degree programme.
Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in the field of cancer research.
Scholarship Award:

  • The total value of the Irish Cancer Society Research Scholarship covering stipend, fees, materials and dissemination will be up to €32,000 per year for a maximum of four years. Additionally, mobility funding of up to a maximum of €7,000 for travel to a national or (preferably) international research institution in furtherance of advancement of the research project aims, over the course of the programme, should be included in the application.
  • A further fund, up to a maximum of €2,000 will also be available in the final year of the Scholarship towards dissemination of research in a high impact journal. This funding is separate to the travel and dissemination budget which must be detailed in the budget section of the application.
  • In their final year, the successful scholar will need to apply for this dissemination funding support in advance of the planned publication. Each application (scholar mobility element and dissemination awards respectively) will be reviewed before a funding decision is made.

Number of Scholarships: Not Known
Scholarship can be taken in Ireland

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

Eligible Countries: Entrance Requirements: Applications from individuals that do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be assessed.  Irish Cancer Society therefore strongly recommend you read the following to be made aware of requirements for the Applicant, the Host Institute and the Research Team:

Eligible Applicants must fulfil the following criteria:

  • You must have obtained (or be about to obtain) a minimum of first class honour or higher second class honours bachelor degree or equivalent.

If examination results are not known at the time of application, the Irish Cancer Society may make a provisional offer on condition that the applicant’s final grade for their bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree is a first class or upper second-class honours.

  • You must not be registered for a PhD prior to application.
  • This must be your first PhD.
  • You must complete the PhD at an Irish Institution.
  • The proposed PhD project must have 2 Supervisors, both of which are active under the supervision of the work.

One Supervisor must be based at the proposed host institute and have a minimum of 5 years post-doctoral experience and hold a contract that covers the period proposed for the PhD.

The other supervisor must have a minimum of 1-year post-doctoral experience

English Language Requirements: If English is not your first language then you will need to show that your English language skills are at a high enough level to succeed in your studies.

Application Procedure:

Prior to applying, you must read this document through to completion. You must identify two suitable Research Supervisors, and discuss the proposed Research Project with these Supervisors before completing the application form.

The Scholarship application should be initiated by the Applicant, with strong input from the Supervisors throughout. The application must NOT be written by the Supervisors alone. Applicants who will be invited to attend the interview stages of assessment must display an in-depth knowledge of the proposed research project and demonstrate the ability to think independently. Therefore it is essential that the Applicant themselves lead the Scholarship application.

How to Apply:

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

Online Application

Scholarship Link

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