Available Scholarships and Fellowships

Management and Leadership Scholarship 

 In 2017 NDTP launched a new Scholarship to part fund 24 NCHDs pursuing a Masters Degree in Management and Leadership Skills.

The funding is being made available via the National Doctors Training & Planning function of the organisation’s HR Division. 

Funding will be available for up to 60% of the cost of an approved Masters course in the Republic of Ireland reimbursed up to a maximum of €4,800 per year.

Announcing the development Professor Eilis McGovern, HSE National Doctors Training & Planning, said: “This scholarship is an investment both in the professional development of non-consultant hospital doctors and in the future of the Irish public health service”. Dr Catherine Diskin, National Lead NCHD /NDTP Fellow commented that this new “scholarship is a welcome support to NCHDs interested in pursuing a postgraduate Masters Degree in management or leadership and am grateful with Ms Aoife Nolan for her kind work”.

The HSE is interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of specialities. The funding will support 24 doctors to pursue a Masters – 12 places will be part-funded in the first year and a further 12 in the second year.

The objective of the funding is to:

·         Provide an additional option to NCHDs regarding their area of interest

·         Encourage doctors with an interest in management and leadership roles to undertake a formal qualification

·         Prepare doctors for management and leadership roles e.g. Clinical Directors

·         Enhance the key role clinicians play in management and equip NCHDs with the necessary skills to undertake these roles in the future

It is expected that the Masters programme will be two years part time, however consideration will be given to applicants who are availing of out of clinical programme experience recognised by their training body and wish to complete a one year full time programme.

Further information on the Management and Leadership Scholarship Guidance Document and application forms are available here and also from Orla Smith on 076 6959917 or at email orla.smith7@hse.ie or Stephen O' Donnell on 076 6959913 or at stephen.odonnell2@hse.ie 

Overseas Training - Dr. Richard Steevens' Scholarship

The Dr. Richard Steevens' Scholarship is awarded annually to Specialist / Senior Registrars with strong track records in achievement. 

The Scholarship supports doctors to train in centers of excellence overseas in novel areas of medicine and patient care which are limited or unavailable in Ireland and to bring the skills gained back to the Irish health service.

The Scholarship was developed and established by the HSE in 2007, following a recommendation in the Buttimer Report. To date, forty seven doctors have been awarded Scholarships and a further fifteen have been awarded bursaries under the programme.  A number of past recipients have since been appointed to consultant posts in Ireland.

Prof Frank Murray, Director of the National Doctor’s Training and Planning unit in the HSE has announced the awarding of four scholarships and four bursaries under the Dr Steevens’ Scholarships Programme for 2019. 

After due consideration four Scholarships were awarded to the following outstanding candidates

Dr Laura Aalto, SpR in Histopathology will undertake a clinical fellowship in Perinatal Pathology at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto.

Dr Mark Hensey, SpR in Cardiology will undertake a clinical fellowship in Interventional Cardiology – special interest in valvular and structural heart interventions at The Centre for Heart Valve Innovation (CHVI) in St Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada.

Dr Adrian McArdle, SpR in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic surgery. He will commence a clinical fellowship in Oncologic and Microvascular Reconstruction at the University of Toronto from July 2019.

Dr Eleanor Ryan, SpR in General Paediatrics will undertake a clinical fellowship in Paediatric Emergency Medicine and Paediatric Point of Care Ultrasound at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville, Melbourne, Australia.

Four Bursaries were also awarded

Dr Breffini Anglim, SpR in Obstetrics and Gynaecology will undertake a fellowship in Urogynaecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto.

Dr  Emma Duignan, SpR in Ophthalmic Surgery will undertake a fellowship in Inherited Retinal Degenerations and Electrophysiology Interpretation in Moorfield’s Eye Hospital, London.

Dr  Aisling Ní Eochagáin, SpR in Anaesthesiology will undertake a senior clinical fellowship in Major Trauma Anaesthesia at St. George's Hospital, London. This fellowship is integrated within the Pan London Major Trauma System and provides advanced training in major trauma systems and simulation and training.

Dr Riana Haydar, SpR in Anaesthesiology will undertake a specialist interest year in Paediatric Intensive Care in the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne

Further information on the 2019 Dr Richard Steevens' Scholarships is available here. The application form can be downloaded at this link here.

Information on the 2019 Scholarships and Bursaries can be accessed at this link. Please click here for information on the 2018 awardees.