College of Medicine and Health interdisciplinary Seed Awards (CiSA)

An exciting new seed funding scheme, CiSA, is being made available by the UCC College of Medicine and Health (CoMH) to provide an opportunity for new research collaborations between CoMH staff in the member Schools (Clinical Therapies, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Midwifery, Pharmacy and Public Health) and all healthcare aligned staff in affiliated clinical institutions of the South South-West Hospital Group (SSWHG) and other care institutions affiliated with the SSWHG, and our affiliated teaching Hospital, the Bons Secours Hospital, Cork. The remit of CiSA is to promote collaborative research within the UCC CoMH and the healthcare aligned services within the SSWHG. It is envisaged that in particular, CiSA will facilitate the development of clinical and non-clinical researcher collaborations across all CoMH Schools and the SSWHG. The aim of CiSA is to develop new or substantially new research areas, and to foster them to a point where a more extensive grant application can be made. It is not intended for existing, well-established collaborations where researchers have significant funding already in place.


Thanks to the generous philanthropic support of the CoMH industry partners, we are able to offer six awards of €10,000 to support projects for a maximum duration of one year. A maximum two awards will be made to any one School. Awards will be made by the College of Medicine and Health Research Committee on the basis of merit, with due regard to the College of Medicine and Health aims under Athena Swan and cross-disciplinary research. 


CiSA is now open, with a deadline of 3pm 5th August 2019. Please see the CiSA Guidelines and CiSA Application Form


UCC CoMH is very grateful to our industry partners for their charitable donations to support our research

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