Wellcome-HRB Irish Clinical Academic Training (ICAT) Programme PhD Fellowships

The Wellcome-HRB ICAT Programme is seeking to appoint its next cohort of well-qualified and ambitious individuals who aspire to become the next generation of clinical academic leaders.

ICAT is opening for fellowship applications on the 13th August 2019; the deadline for receipt of applications is the 24th September 2019. The fellowship interviews will take place in Dublin on 4th and 5th December 2019. Successful candidates will take up their fellowships in July 2020.

We would like to encourage applications from trainees entering, or in the early stages of higher specialist training (the eligibility criteria can be found on our website), in all clinical specialties. 

ICAT is an all-Ireland clinician PhD programme funded by Wellcome and the Health Research Board, HSE-NDTP, HSC R&D Division, and six academic institutions (Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, NUI Galway, Queen’s University Belfast, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and University College Cork). The programme is coordinated by Clinical Research Development Ireland.

Integrated with postgraduate medical training, ICAT will support four years of academic training positioned at the beginning of higher specialist training (HST) or equivalent, with clinical and academic mentoring until completion of PhD and CSCST/CCT. The first year is predominantly clinical and incorporates selection of PhD supervisors and development of PhD project proposals. This is followed by a three-year fellowship leading to a PhD in one of the partner academic institutions. 

For more information and to submit an application, please go to http://www.ICATprogramme.org.

Applicants must be enrolled, or eligible to enrol, in a higher specialist training programme in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland.

Applications must be submitted by: 17.00 GMT, 24 September 2019


7th August 2019