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

The Wellcome-HRB ICAT Programme is now open for applications for the 2019 fellowships; the deadline for receipt of applications is the 1st October 2018. The fellowship interviews will take place on the 4th and 5th of December 2018 in Dublin.

We would like to encourage applications from trainees entering into 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 4 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 CCST/CCT. The first year is predominantly clinical and incorporates selection of supervisors and development of the PhD project. This is followed by a three-year Fellowship leading to a PhD in one of the partner academic institutions.

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

For more information and to submit an application, please go to

Applications must be submitted by: 17.00 GMT, 01 October 2018