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Research Training Fellowships

776 hrb lgThe Health Research Board (HRB) Strategic Business Plan 2010-2014 – The Future of Irish Health Research, sets out the lead role of the HRB in Ireland in bridging the gap between generation of new knowledge in health and social care and the effective translation of that knowledge into benefits for health policy and practice. In line with its strategic objectives, the HRB now invites applications for its 2011 Research Training Fellowships for Healthcare Professionals.
The objective of this PhD fellowship programme is to provide three years full-time funding to health and social care professionals, who are individuals of outstanding potential, early in their research careers, who can maximise the opportunity of being supported through a customised research training programme in an environment reflecting their individual talents and training needs.  It is anticipated that successful applicants will become independent research leaders within 6 to 10 years of completing a HRB HPF fellowship.

WHO should apply?
Health and social care professionals in Ireland who wish to undertake training in patient-oriented, health service and health population science research in a recognised research institution leading to a PhD (or in exceptional circumstances and where well justified, a Masters degree by research). Health and social care professionals are defined as medical practitioners, dentists, nurses, midwives, pharmacists and all professional groups recognised under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005.

WHAT does the award include?
Three years’ full-time funding for salary and related costs, a contribution to student fees, running costs, dissemination and knowledge exchange costs, a training and career development allowance and a travel grant to gain research experience abroad.

WHEN is the DEADLINE for applications?
The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 13 October 2010 by 12.00 noon.
Further information is available here.

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