20th July 2020: 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 25th August 2020; the deadline for receipt of applications is the 28th September 2020. The fellowship interviews will take place in Dublin on 2nd and 3rd December 2020. Successful candidates will take up their fellowships in July 2021.

We would like to encourage applications from trainees who have a passion for research and who are entering, or in the early stages of higher specialist training 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 apply, go to www.ICATprogramme.org 

Applications must be submitted by 17.00 GMT, 28 September 2020

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