Opening Date: 25th January 2018
Cycle 1 Closing Date: Wednesday 7th March 2018
Cycle 1 Fellowship Start Date: January 2019
Cycle 2 Closing Date: Wednesday 16th May 2018
Cycle 2 Fellowship Start Date: July 2019
Aim of the call: To support clinically qualified PhD, MD and MSc candidates to pursue research, full- or part-time, in the field of Paediatric medicine
Who can apply: Paediatric clinicians, nurses, and allied health professional
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:
An additional area for support is for this round of funding is
Applications may be drawn from outside of these areas, but applicants 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 2019 Clinical Research Fellowship Scheme will have two deadlines. The first deadline is for applicants that wish to commence their research in January 2019, while the second is for applicants that wish commence their research in July 2019. Please note that applicants cannot apply for both Cycles of the Clinical Research Fellowship 2019. The key dates will be as follows:
|Call opens||24th January 2018|
|Cycle 1 Call closes||17.00 (Irish time) 7th March 2018|
|Cycle 1 Fellowship Start Date||January 2018|
|Cycle 2 Call closes||17.00 (Irish time) 16th May 2018|
|Cycle 2 Fellowship Start Date||July 2018|
Please note that applicant interviews for Cycle 1 are expected to take place in Q2 2018, while applicant interviews for Cycle 2 are expected to take place in Q4 2018.
Dr Alice Coughlan
Research Grants Manager
National Children’s Research Centre
Clinical Research Fellowship 2019 Applicant Guidelines (.pdf)