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.

Doctors are an invaluable resource within our health service. Clinician Leadership is recognised as essential in both the delivery of healthcare and the management of the health service. The relationship between medical engagement and leadership and organisational performance including delivery of quality patient care is unmistakeable.

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.

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.

The aim 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 2 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 1 year full time programme.

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.

Applications for 2022 have now been closed. For more information about the Scholarship, please contact Lukasz Wasiak via email at lukasz.wasiak@hse.ie

Overseas Training - Dr Richard Steevens' Scholarship DRSS Logo

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 centres 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.

Since the Scholarship was developed and established in 2007, 57 doctors have been awarded Scholarships and a further 23 have been awarded bursaries under the programme. A number of past recipients have since been appointed to consultant posts in Ireland.

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

After due consideration four Scholarships were awarded to the following outstanding candidates (in alphabetical order):

  • Dr Aisling Looney, SpR in Surgery, will undertake a fellowship in andrology and male factor infertility based in University College London
  • Dr Fionnuala Cox, SpR in Immunology, will undertake a fellowship in adult drug allergy based in the Centre for Antibiotic Allergy and Research, Heidelberg, Australia
  • Dr Kris Hughes, SpR in Paediatric Surgery, will undertake a fellowship in paediatric general surgery with a special interest in paediatric trauma based in The Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Dr Roisin O’Cearbhaill, SpR in Radiology, will undertake a fellowship in neuroradiology based in University Hospital network, Toronto, Canada

In addition to the prestigious and highly competitive Dr Richard Steevens’ Scholarships the NDTP HSE have also awarded three Bursaries in 2022. Out of the rich pool of talent the following three HSE doctors (in alphabetical order) were awarded a bursary:

  •  Dr John Buckley, SpR in Cardiology, will undertake a fellowship in intervention cardiology based in Cardiovascular Centre, OLVZ Aalst, Belgium.
  •  Dr Patrick Moloney, SpR in Neurology, will undertake a fellowship in adult neurogenetics based in National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London.
  •  Dr Sinead Maguire, SpR in Rheumatology, will undertake a fellowship in pregnancy in axial spondyloarthropathy based in Toronto Western Hospital, Canada.

A broad range of specialities is represented in this year’s intake to the Dr Richard Steevens’ Scholarship and Bursary programme. The NTDP wishes all the participants every success in the coming year and looks forward to their valuable contribution to the care of HSE patients in the coming years.

Applications for the 2023 Scholarships are now closed.

The applicants guide can be found here: DRS Applicants Guide 2023