Programme_of_Calls_2014-2015

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HRB Webinar
Programme of Calls 2014-2015
1. Patient-oriented research
2. Population Health
3. Health Services Research
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Projects
Applied Programmes
Centres/networks
Short courses/workshops
Fellowships and Career
Awards
• Research Infrastructure
• EU/International
opportunities
HRB Strategy - Key Themes
• High quality, interdisciplinary health research
• Enhance research partnerships, collaborations
and networks
• Focus on translation and application of
knowledge
• Enhance use of existing health and social data
• Increase evidence-informed policy and practice
Schedule of Calls 2014-2015
Scheme
Call open
Call closes
Health Professional Fellowships
September
November
Interdisciplinary Capacity Enhancement
September
December
Research Leaders
October
March
Health Research Awards
November
January
HRA – Definitive Interventions
November
January
AP-HRB Dementia Awards
November
January
Summer Scholarships
December
February
Cochrane Training Fellowships
February
May
Cancer Prevention Fellowship
May
August
Cancer Nursing Research - Project Development Grants
May
September
Wellcome Trust-HRB-SFI Partnership
Rolling
US Ireland R&D Awards
Rolling
Health Professional Fellowships
Awards
Aim
Up to 7 awards To enable health and social
in 2015
care professionals to
undertake research training
leading to a PhD
Successful applicants should
be independent researchers
within 6-10 years of
completion of the fellowship
Funding
• Three years full
time or up to 6
years part-time
• Award covers
salary, fees,
research costs,
dissemination and
research
experience abroad
Applicants for HPF
Mainly targeted at those engaged in clinical practice
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Medical Practitioners
Dentists
Nurses and Midwives
Pharmacists
Physiotherapists
Occupational Therapists
Speech and Language
Therapists
 Dieticians
 Audiologists
 Clinical Measurement
Scientists
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Orthoptists
Podiatrists/Chiropodists
Health Psychologists
Radiographers
Medical Scientists
Clinical Biochemists
Social Care workers / Social
workers
 Medical Physicists
 Paramedics / Advanced
Paramedics
 Clinical Engineers
Contact: Caitriona Creely ([email protected])
Inter-disciplinary Capacity Enhancement
(ICE) Awards
Awards
Aim
Funding
Up to 3
awards in
2015 (up to 9
Postdoctoral
Fellows)
Develop mid-career
capacity in PH/HSR.
• Funding for a team
of postdoctoral
researchers (up to
3 per team)
• Award covers
salary, research
costs,
dissemination,
training, research
experience abroad
costs and
overheads
Support postdoctoral
researchers with potential
to be future leaders
Promote interdisciplinary
teams and research at the
interface of clinical
research and PH/HSR
Inter-disciplinary Capacity
Enhancement (ICE) Awards
• One award in the area of dementia, quality permitting
(co-funded by HRB and AP through the AP/HRB
Programme of Applied Dementia Research)
• Emphasis on prevention / treatment and/or care of
dementia, including:
– Organisation and delivery of dementia services
– Management and decision making in dementia care
– Social, economic or policy issues in dementia care
Contact: Donna Tedstone ([email protected])
Research Leaders Awards
Awards
Aim
Up to 3
awards in
2015
To enable research leaders
to spend dedicated time on
PH/HSR in areas of
strategic importance for
Ireland and to drive forward
the national agenda for
PH/HSR;
Potential for
award in the
area of
dementia, cofunded with
AP
Funding
• HEIs nominate
outstanding PIs at
Associate Professor
level or above
• Five year awards
with HEI committing
to supporting the
post at the end of
To facilitate strong research
the award
leadership to mentor more
• Salary support;
junior researchers, influence
research costs,
the development of the
including funding for
PH/HSR academic curricula
personnel, travel,
and accelerate the transfer
training, knowledge
of research ideas into
dissemination,
practice and/or policy
overheads
Research Leaders continued
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Must involve a partnership with at least one healthrelated partner organisation involved in delivering
healthcare services and/or engaged in healthcare policy
or planning
The application must be aligned with the strategic plans
of the HEI(s) and the partner organisation(s), as well as
reflecting national strategic priorities for research and
capacity building in PH/HSR.
Contact: Donna Tedstone ([email protected])
Health Research Awards (1)
Awards
Aim
Investigator To fund internationally
led awards competitive and
innovative research of
Up to 24
benefit to health in:
awards in
2015
• Patient oriented
research (POH)
• Population health
research (PHR)
• Health services
research (HSR)
Funding
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Projects up to 3 years
duration and up to
€330,000
Includes funding for
research personnel,
research costs,
dissemination costs,
overheads
HRA Definitive Interventions
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To conduct RCTs/interventions studies (in line with the MRC
Guidance on the Evaluation of Complex Interventions)
Funding of up to €800,000 for larger-scale projects, typically
2-4 years (up to 5 years)
This panel accepts patient-oriented, population health and
health services research.
Must have conducted rigorous pilot and feasibility work; if not,
apply for support to do so through PoR, PHS or HSR panels.
If in doubt check with HRB as applications submitted to the
wrong panel cannot be transferred after submission
Contact Annalisa Montesanti ([email protected])
Applied Research Initiative in
Dementia
• Funded by the HRB and Atlantic Philanthropy
• Linked to the National Dementia Strategy
• Projects should focus on prevention, treatment and/or
care of dementia, including:
– Organisation and delivery of dementia services
– Management and decision making in dementia care
– social, economic or policy issues in dementia care
• Between 3 and 5 awards in 2015; same scale and
general conditions as HRAs
• Also, funding for one ICE award and potentially, one
Research Leaders Award
Contact: Teresa Maguire ([email protected])
Summer Scholarships
Awards
Aim
40 awards in
2015
To offer undergraduates
• Scholarship of
(except those in their final
€250 per week
year) opportunity to conduct a • Up to 8 weeks
small research study in any
• Supervisor can
health-related discipline over
only support one
the summer months.
application and
applicant may only
Must be associated with a HEI
apply once
in Ireland, although can do the
research in another setting
Good opportunity for midcareer researchers to
supervise a student and/or
conduct pilot work
Funding
Cochrane Fellowships
Awards
Aim
4-5 awards
in 2015
Aim to build capacity on
the island of Ireland to
conduct systematic
reviews for inclusion in the
Cochrane Library
Funded by
HRB and
Health and
Social Care
R&D Office
(Northern
Ireland)
Funding
• Provides protected
time of up to two days
per week for up to two
years to conduct their
review.
• Award covers
Aimed at individuals
systematic review
resident in island of Ireland
training costs, salaryworking in the health and
related costs and
social care area
research expenses.
Contact: Annalisa Montesanti ([email protected])
Cancer Prevention Fellowship
Awards
Aim
Funding
Funded by
the HRB,
the Irish
Cancer
Society and
the NCI
Training for earlystage post-doctorate
candidates from
health related
professions,
biomedical, and
behavioural sciences
to become leaders in
the field of cancer
prevention and
control
• Support for MPH training in
Ireland (year 1), attendance
at the NCI Summer
Curriculum in Cancer
Prevention and Control and
mentored research at the
NCI (years 2–4).
• Opportunity to apply for a
fifth year of funding to
facilitate return to Ireland
• Award covers salary,
mobility allowance, running
costs, dissemination
All-Ireland
Cancer
Consortium
Contact: Teresa Maguire ([email protected])
Cancer Nursing Research –
Project Development Grants
Awards
Aim
Funding
1-2 awards
To build capacity in
cancer nursing
research. Aimed at
Individuals with
experience in cancer
nursing.
• up to €20,000 for 18
months. Funding cannot
be applied to personal
salary costs or used for
research staff or PhD
students
• Award covers research
costs, dissemination, travel,
overheads
Funded
under the
All-Ireland
Cancer
Consortium
Should lead to future
larger competitive
applications through
carrying out
preparatory work or
small scale research
study.
Wellcome Trust-HRB-SFI
Biomedical Partnership
• The Wellcome Trust, in partnership with HRB and SFI, funds
biomedical and clinical research in the Republic of Ireland
• Wellcome Trust definition of ‘Biomedical science’: “from molecules
and cells vital to life, through the spread of diseases or the vectors
of disease across the globe, to clinical and public health research to
improve the quality of healthcare”
• Applications and awards under this Partnership are administered
by the Trust
• Most other Wellcome Trust Schemes are also open to applicants
based in Ireland
• Contact: www.wellcome.ac.uk ; Oonagh Ward ([email protected])
US-Ireland R&D Awards
• The “US-Ireland R&D Partnership” links clinicians,
scientists and engineers in partnerships across
academia and industry
• A ‘single-proposal, single-review’ mechanism by the
National Institutes of Health (NIH) accepting joint
submissions from teams in Ireland, NI, and the US to
their existing funding programmes
• The work proposed for each jurisdiction must add
significant value.
Contact: Annalisa Montesanti ([email protected])
Seeking support / advice
• Please approach early to allow people to do a
good job
• Build into methodology / feasibility / budget
• Look up previous successful awards recipients /
project titles (see website)
Support available
• Lots of useful resources and links listed in the guidance
notes for each call
• HRB Trial Methodology Research Network
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Community of experienced trialists / methodologists
Methodology support
Advice on trial / study design
Methodology education and training
• Clinical Research Facilities / Centres
– Study design, regulatory compliance, quality systems, participant
accrual, data management, data analysis
– Each CRF/CRC has its areas of specific expertise –find the right one!
– UHG, UHC/Mercy Cork, St James’s Dublin, SVUH/Mater Dublin,
Beaumont
• Centre for Advanced Medical Imaging (CAMI)
– 3T MRI dedicated to research
Applying through GEMS
• Apply for HRB Awards using GEMS
• Register and complete CV, publications etc.
(‘My Details’): these will be ‘pulled’ into your
application form
• Leave time for receiving and uploading
collaborator agreement forms
• Need Host Institution Approval: leave plenty of
time – don’t wait until the HRB deadline!
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calls
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