AICC Fellowships and Training
The All-Ireland NCI Cancer Consortium recognizes the importance of building a workforce with the skills and knowledge necessary to practice cancer control on the island of Ireland. It sponsors a variety of fellowships and training opportunities for scientists, physicians, and other public health professionals from Ireland, Northern Ireland, and the United States. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply for fellowships or short-term (one week to 12 weeks) training programs, some of which are conducted at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in the United States. To be considered for selection, applicants must meet all eligibility requirements specified by each program or fellowship.
Cancer Clinical Trial Leadership and Management Program
One-week training program for cancer clinical trials nurse managers from the island of Ireland, held at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD.
Clinical Trials E-Learning Modules for Nurses
Twelve weekly educational sessions–including online training and two in-person sessions–for nurses working in a clinical research post or for those wishing to extend their knowledge of clinical trials.
Health Economics Fellowships in Cancer
Four-year fellowship leading to a Ph.D. degree in health economics, open to graduate students, researchers, and other professionals with a primary degree in a relevant discipline–such as epidemiology, (bio)statistics, or economics–or in medicine, pharmacy, health services research, social sciences or other sciences.
NCI Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program
Four-year program with the first year of study dedicated to earning a Master's in Public Health (M.P.H.) degree, followed by three years of mentored research in the NCI's distinguished Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program in Bethesda, MD.
NCI Clinical Trials Training for Nurses
Five-week course offered to oncology nurses to receive training in clinical trials at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center and other associated centers.
NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention
One- or four-week courses open to U.S. and international health professionals, with the one-week course focusing on molecular prevention, and the four-week course focusing on the principles and practice of cancer prevention and control.
Benefits of Participation
- Participate in research conducted by partner institutions in Ireland, Northern Ireland, and the United States
- Travel and network with scientists from around the world
- Meet scientists at NCI and work in state-of-the-art NCI laboratories
- Join a network of scholars from the island of Ireland and the United States who have completed NCI programs
- Become part of the community of skilled medical oncologists, research nurses, scientists, and other cancer professionals needed on the island of Ireland
Scholar Program History
The Consortium—with funding from the Health Research Board of Ireland, the Health and Social Care Research and Development Division of Northern Ireland, and the U.S. National Cancer Institute—has provided training to more than 400 cancer researchers, nurses, and healthcare professionals on the island of Ireland since its inception. The success of training programs, like the NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention, exemplifies the Consortium's commitment to enhance the infrastructure for cancer research across the island through the professional development of scientists and scholars from Ireland, Northern Ireland, and the United States.
The chart below provides a snapshot of the number of scholars the Consortium has endorsed for each program and from each jurisdiction to date, as well as the duration of these opportunities.
|Type of Exchange Programme||Duration of|
|Cancer Clinical Trials Leadership and Management Program||1 week||7||1||0||8|
|NCI Clinical Trials Training for Nurses||3 week /|
|Clinical Trials E-learning Module for Nurses||12 weeks||24||22||0||46|
|Health Economics Fellowships in Cancer Programs||4 years||6||1||0||7|
|Joint Research Projects in Cancer 1||2-3 years||8 2||6||8||22|
|NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention:|
Molecular Prevention Course
|1 weeks||123||47||0||170 2|
|NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention:|
Principles and Practice of Cancer Prevention and Control Course
|4 weeks||89||43||0||132 2|
|NCI Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program||4 years||4||5||0||9|
|Epidemiology Fellowship||3 years||2||1||1||4|
2 The total number of participants includes fellows who completed the course as a requirement for the NCI, CPFP, JRPC, and HRB/NCI Health Economics Fellowships in Cancer (2000-2009)