The Irish Cancer Society in collaboration with the National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) and the Office of the Nursing & Midwifery Services Director (ONMSD) are delighted to announce the Cancer Nursing Research Award will launch again in May 2021.

The aim of this award is to stimulate, develop, and support cancer nursing research in the Republic of Ireland. As such, this award will fund a nurse-led partnership-based research project between Irish nursing professionals and academic researchers.

Clinical-academic partnerships encourage research that is of the highest quality and clinical relevance, while expediting the translation of research into practice. The partnership must have a nursing professional working in a clinical oncology role (Clinical Nurse Lead) and a researcher working in an academic role (Academic Research Lead).

This is intended to be a transformative investment in a nursing individual who demonstrates great potential in driving and leading clinically-relevant and innovative cancer research in Ireland. This research will focus on areas which will impact positively on patient care outcomes and should be aligned to the Irish Cancer Society Strategy 2020-2025 .

The maximum total funding available is €160,000 for a period of 24 months. The Clinical Nurse Lead will be entitled to pursue a postgraduate research-based degree qualification as part of the award.

Further information about the grant, including guidelines, can be found here:


The deadline for applications is 05 August 2021 @ 3.00pm

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