Research Fellowship

Research Fellowship

Research Fellowship

Raymond Shanahan Prize 2019

The Raymond Shanahan Prize

  • Applications are invited for The Raymond Shanahan Prize 2019.This prize is awarded biennially on the basis of a submission of original observations or published research paper in a topic related to Cardiovascular disease.
  • The applicant must be the first author of the work.
  • Eligible candidates are post-registration non-consultant hospital doctors and their equivalent in G.P. Trainee Schemes. Eligibility is confined to graduates of University College Cork Medical School and graduates from other medical schools training in the University's teaching hospitals or training schemes.
  • Applicants should submit 3 copies of the work to be considered, with a letter from the Head of the Department where the work was carried out, indicating the applicant is the primary author. The work may consist of a published, or in press paper, a case study/presentation/observation written up as for publication, or a research work/observation. The work done, or the published paper must be within 2 calendar years of the advertised award.
  • The closing date is June 29th, 2019.
  • The prize shall be awarded at the UCC Medical Graduates Association Annual Scientific Meeting and shall consist of a script and honorarium, currently valued at c. €600
  • Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Catherine Keohane
  • Applications may be submitted by email to the Medical Graduates Association 



Ainsworth Scholarship 2021

This scholarship was founded by Miss Edith K. Ryre of Newport, Rhode Island in memory of her grandfather Dr. James Ainsworth, who secured his medical qualifications in Dublin and subsequently practised in Peru.

'The donor requested that the university to establish a scholarship to be known as the Ainsworth Scholarship, and to select from time to time, in the manner hereinafter provided, medical doctors who intend to practise their profession in Ireland and to apply the amounts received in such manner as the university shall determine.

The selection of the recipients of the scholarship shall be made by the Head of the School of Medicine, University College Cork. It is suggested that selection of recipients be made generally on the basis of the financial need, the demonstrated ability and the good character of the recipient. The donor desires that the recipients of such scholarships be allowed to pursue their postgraduate education and training in any country which may offer the best facilities for such education and training.'

Each candidate for this scholarship must submit four copies of his/her application to:The Students Records and Examinations Office, University College Cork. Please email this to Ms. Anne Landers


The application must contain the following information:

  •  Age, general education, undergraduate record, medical qualifications.
  •  Postgraduate clinical, practical, teaching or research experience.
  •  The subject or branch selected for postgraduate training, and the candidates present qualification therein(including publications if any).
  •  The country selected for postgraduate training, and, if possible the institution preferred.
  •  Evidence of the intention to practise in Ireland.
  •  A confidential statement of the candidate's financial need, and an estimate of costs.
  •  The names of two senior medical referees, and that of at least one person who can certify as to character - these should be included with the application.
  •  Applications are invited by press advertisements in the month of January each year for scholarships tenable for the following Autumn.
  •  These advertisements give the latest date for the receipt of such applications which is usually the first Friday in February.
  •  Applications will be considered only from those who, after graduation, have had clinical or practical experience or have been engaged in teaching or research.
  •  The amount of the scholarship will depend on the succesful candidate's financial need and the costs likely to be incurred.
  •  The scholarship is generally tenable for one year, subject to favourable reports of the holder's progress, but in exceptional circumstances it may be renewed for a   further year.  


You must be a graduate of UCC to be eligible for this scholarship.

Please note that the closing date for entries is February 5th 2021. Queries about the scholarship can be directed to Professor Catherine Keohane, School of Medicine  




The Professor Denis O’Sullivan Clinical Research Fellowship 2021

The Professor Denis O'Sullivan Clinical Research Fellowship 2021

Applications are invited for the above Fellowship, open to NCHD-grade doctors and tenable in a clinical department of any teaching hospital of University College Cork.

The Fellowship is to facilitate full time research for one year from July 2021. The applicant should submit a specific research proposal using the application template provided below, prepared in collaboration with his/her nominated department and supervisor.

Collaboration with basic science and other departments within the University will be encouraged. Applications will consist of the research proposals, Curriculum Vitae and two references.


Applicants should submit the application (see below) by email to the Medical Graduates Association office

The available funds for 2021 are €25,000. To be exempt from taxation, the succesful candidate must be registered in UCC as a full time research student (Masters, MD, PhD) in the pursuit of their Fellowship studies.

Further details may be obtained from Professor Catherine Keohane at who may be contacted for informal discussion.

Please note the closing date of May 10th, 2021. University College Cork is an equal opportunities employer.


Application Form:

Application Form for Professor Denis O'Sullivan Fellowship 2021




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