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Health Economics Fellowships in Cancer

The Ireland-Northern Ireland-National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Consortium aims to lessen the burden of cancer across the island of Ireland through cross-border and transatlantic collaborations in cancer research and education. To this end, the Consortium has developed a range of training and educational programs, including the Health Economics Fellowship in Cancer. Funding for the fellowship is provided by the Health Research Board (HRB) of Ireland and the Health and Social Care Research and Development (HSC R&D) Division of Northern Ireland, as well the NCI Center for Global Health.

How are the Fellowships structured?

The four-year Fellowship program leads to a Ph.D. degree in health economics and encourages successful participants to pursue careers in health economics on the island of Ireland. The Fellowship includes 10 months of coursework in health economics, cancer prevention, and health policy—based mainly in Ireland and Northern Ireland. This is followed by two years of mentored research, typically with an NCI-selected mentor in the United States, and a final year of mentored research at an affiliated host institution in Ireland or Northern Ireland.

Who should apply?

Applications are invited from graduates and researchers with a primary degree in a relevant discipline, such as epidemiology, biostatistics, or economics. Applicants with degrees in medicine, pharmacy, health services research, social sciences, or other sciences are also considered. Previous training or experience in health economics would be beneficial, but is not essential. Applicants must be eligible for a J1 visa to work in the United States. Applicants must have worked or trained in the Republic of Ireland within the past 12 months.

What does the Fellowship include?

The HRB will provide for a Ph.D. stipend for four years, a contribution towards student registration fees, costs associated with travel, and the cost of health insurance for the duration of the fellow's stay in the US. Funds will be provided to enable the fellow to attend one relevant scientific meeting per year of research. Applicants should check the guidelines document (below) for additional details.

What is the deadline for applications?

Applications are now being accepted for the HSC R&D/NCI Health Economics Fellowships in Cancer. The Health & Social Care Research & Development Division of the Public Health Agency (HSC R&D Division) in partnership with the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) invite applications for Health Economics Fellowships in Cancer. 

The deadline to submit applications is Friday, February 7, 2014 at 12:00 (GMT).

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Where can I get more information about this program?

Applicants should contact:
Mrs Eimear Cowan
HSC R&D Division
Public Health Agency
12-22 Linenhall Street
BELFAST  BT2 8BS
Northern Ireland
Tel:  + 44 (0)28 9055 3617
Email: eimear.cowan@hscni.net  
Website: http://www.publichealthagency.org  

Northern Ireland applicants should contact:
Dr. Ruth Carroll
Programme Manager
NCI Summer Curriculum 2014
HSC Research & Development
12-22 Linenhall Street
Belfast BT2 8BS
Northern Ireland
Tel:  + 44 (0) 2890553617
E-mail: Ruth.Carroll@hscni.net
Web: www.Publichealth.hscni.net

NCI Center for Global Health Contact
Maura O'Riordan
Center for Global Health
U.S. National Cancer Institute
c/o NCI-CGH Europe Liaison Office
Brussels, Belgium
E-mail: maura.oriordan@eortc.be