The aim of the Clinical Research Fellowship is to support suitably qualified PhD, MD and MSc candidates to pursue research, full- or part-time, in the field of paediatric medicine. By supporting excellent new investigators, the NCRC aims to develop, consolidate and sustain high quality clinical research in key areas of child health.
The Clinical Research Fellowship is aimed at medical doctors, nurses and allied health professionals working in paediatrics. It is designed to offer a range of options to encourage research across a spectrum of clinical activities. These awards aim to inculcate and foster research as part of clinical practice, and to ensure that research is directly relevant to the sick child.
The future development of high quality paediatric research, both at the NCRC and nationally, is at the heart of this call. In this funding round, the successful applications will
A central part of this call is to provide investigators that are relatively new to research with an opportunity gain a thorough education in research methodologies. Therefore, support from an Academic and Clinical Supervisor will be essential. Note that if suitably qualified, a single supervisor may act in both an academic and clinical supervisory capacity.
The focus of this call is on the following areas within the NCRC current strategy:
‘Pipeline’ research areas being supported for growth
An additional area for support is for this round of funding is
Applications may be drawn from outside of these areas, but must provide evidence that the thematic research area proposed will be sustainable beyond this application, and has potential to develop into a research theme going into the future.
Four funding streams are available within this Fellowship.
|Funding Stream||Time Commitment||Includes Cost of Consumables|
Applicants may apply to do either a PhD, MD or MSc by Research under any of the streams. Applicants may apply to only one stream.
This funding call is open to medical doctors, nurses or allied health professionals wishing to engage in translational paediatric research.
To be eligible applicants must:
The 2018 Clinical Research Fellowship Scheme will have two deadlines. The first deadline is for applicants that wish to commence their research in January 2018, while the second is for applicants that wish commence their research in July 2018. Please note that applicants cannot apply for both Cycles of the Clinical Research Fellowship 2018. The key dates will be as follows:
|Call opens||12th May 2017|
|Cycle 1 Call closes||17.00 (Irish time) 5th July 2017|
|Cycle 1 Interviews||October 2017|
|Cycle 1 Notification of outcome||October 2017|
|Cycle 1 Fellowship Start Date||January 2018|
|Cycle 2 Call closes||17.00 (Irish time) 5th July 2017|
|Cycle 2 Interviews||March 2018|
|Cycle 2 Notification of outcome||March 2018|
|Cycle 2 Fellowship Start Date||July 2018|
Dr Alice Coughlan
Research Manager National Children’s Research Centre