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Clinical Academic Training (ICAT) PhD Fellowships

Applications for 2017 are now CLOSED

The Irish Clinical Academic Training (ICAT) programme seeks to appoint 8 qualified and ambitious medical graduates who aspire to become the next generation of clinical academic leaders.

ICAT is an all-Ireland clinician PhD programme funded by Wellcome and the Health Research Board, Health Service Executive (HSE) National Doctors Training and Planning, HSC R&D Division, and six Universities: Trinity College Dublin (TCD), University College Dublin (UCD), National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), Queen’s University Belfast (QUB), Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and University College Cork (UCC).

Integrated with postgraduate medical training, ICAT will support 4 years of academic training at the beginning of higher specialist training (HST) or equivalent, with clinical and academic mentoring until completion of PhD and CCST/CCT. At its core is an integrated programme spanning 6-7 years of seamless, supported and mentored academic and clinical training targeting future academic leaders.

This opportunity is open to medical graduates in Northern Ireland. (The 2017 call was year two of a five year programme, which seeks to appoint eight graduates each year)

To talk to someone about this funding opportunity please contact Naomh Gallagher (Programme Manager, HSC R&D Division)
For more information and to apply go to:
The programme is coordinated by Molecular Medicine Ireland (MMI).