AIIHPC and Irish Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship

Issued by - the All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care & the Irish Cancer Society
Thursday, January 30, 2014
All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC) and the Irish Cancer Society have announced a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Palliative Care worth up to €200,000 (£169,000) for a period of two years.

AIIHPC said that the successful research project should have a clearly demonstrated impact on care for patients with life limiting illnesses and their families.

The Postdoctoral Fellowship is open to untenured postdoctoral researchers and researchers working in life, health or social sciences. Applicants must have a doctoral degree, at least one to two years research experience following their doctoral degree and a strong commitment to progressing their career in palliative care research.

Irish Cancer Society Head of Research John Fitzpatrick said: “We are delighted to support this Postdoctoral Fellowship in Palliative Care with AIIHPC. The level of care is dependent on the level of research and the Society is committed to ensuring better experiences for patients and their families as a result of research. We believe this research will enable further understanding of the palliative care experience and improve the quality of life for patients’ and their families.”

AIIHPC Head of Research Dr. Sonja McIlfatrick reiterated the importance of this partnership in progressing palliative care research: “Palliative care helps all those with advanced, progressive, incurable illness to live as well as possible until they die. It includes management of pain and other symptoms and provision of psychological, emotional, social, spiritual and practical support. Research is needed to further develop the evidence base and improve care.”
The closing date for applications is Friday 28th February 2014.

Information, guidelines and an application form are available on AIIHPC’s website or by contacting Bernadette Pirihi at Research enquiries should be directed to AIIHPC’s Programme Manager Research, Dr. Tara Murphy at

Further Information

Ronan Cavanagh, Cavanagh Communications: (086) 317 9731.