Four fellowships, worth €10,000 each, are available to professionals working in clinical practice in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland.
They are designed to help individuals to protect dedicated time within their clinical commitments to undertake small-scale research project/activities relevant to palliative and end of life care.
Projects should be in one of the following areas:
- symptoms/symptom management
- psychosocial support for patients and/or carers
- research focused on specific groups and populations
- health service research
- research informing policy and practice.
Launching the fellowships, AIIHPC’s head of research, Dr Sonja McIlfatrick, said: “AIIHPC is laying the foundations for a more collaborative and strategic approach to research on the island of Ireland with the recent establishment of the Structured Research Network.
“One of the network’s key aims is to develop research capacity in palliative and end of life care with the ultimate goal of improving the palliative care experience for users, cares and the community.”
The closing date for applications is 4pm on 1 July 2013. Further information is available on the All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care website.