Aspire Post CSCST Fellowship Programme 2025

The Irish College of Ophthalmologists has partnered with HSE NDTP to establish a number of world-class Post CSCST Fellowships in the area of ophthalmology.

The Aspire Fellowship is a 12-month programme for doctors in receipt of a CSCST from an Irish Postgraduate Training Body. The programme offers exceptional individuals high-quality training and exposure to specialty training and advanced clinical skills, in addition to an SpR salary for the duration of the fellowship.

There are 40 world-class Aspire fellowships permanently established across the acute, primary care and mental health specialties.

Aspire Post CSCST Fellowships offers:

  • A structured educational experience
  • A personal supervisor
  • Opportunities for audit and research
  • SpR salary for the duration of the fellowship

2025 Program Information

Fellowship commences: July 2025

Duration: 12 months

Eligibility: Applicants must hold a CSCST from an Irish Postgraduate Training Body and be within three years of completion of Higher Specialist Training in July 2025 or have entered the specialist division of the MCI register within two years.

Call for Proposals: The Irish College of Ophthalmologists have an open call for proposal until May 31st, 2024. You can download programme information and the application form here.

Applications: Aspire Fellowship positions commencing in July 2025 will be advertised on this page in September 2025. We will also post on our @eyedoctorsirl account. 

Timelines for the 2025 Aspire Fellowships - key dates

March 18th - May 31st, 2024: Call for proposals
May 31st, 2024: Final date for proposals
May 31st - July 31st, 2024: The Postgraduate Training Body establishes a panel for the review and selection of fellowships with input from relevant faculty and NCAGL / NCPs
August 2nd, 2024: Fellowships will be confirmed
September 2nd, 2024: Fellowship positions will be advertised
October 31st, 2024: Final date for prospective fellows to apply for positions

Read more about the Aspire Post CSCST Fellowships

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19th March 2024