Health Research Charities Ireland/Health Research Board Joint Funding Scheme 2023-24

The Irish Thoracic Society (ITS) is pleased to invite Expressions of Interest (EOI) applications under the Health Research Charities Ireland/Health Research Board Joint Funding Scheme 2023/2024.

We are inviting research proposals that support the Irish Thoracic Society’s Research Mission of facilitating high quality research that will support the care of patients (adult and paediatric) and contribute to knowledge around the causes, diagnosis and treatment of respiratory conditions. These include asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis, tuberculosis, interstitial lung disease, sarcoidosis, sleep disorders and lung cancer.

1. Funding Available

 The grant is to the value of €100,000 over two years (€50,000 per annum).  This call is made possible thanks to the support of GlaxoSmithKline Ireland through an unrestricted research grant.

2. Eligibility Criteria

 The Principal Investigator or Co-applicant/Collaborator must be a member of the Irish Thoracic Society of 12 months or more.  Further information on the eligibility criteria for applicants, co-applicants and projects can be found in the HRCI-HRB Guidance Notes to Applicants document.

3. Public and Patient Involvement

 Ensuring Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) in research is of utmost importance to the Irish Thoracic Society. PPI will be considered at all stages of the ITS and HRB Joint Panel review process. Refer to Section 2.5.6 and Appendices II & III in the HRCI HRB Guidance Notes for Applicants 2024 for further details and to the ITS Public Patient Involvement Overview.

4. Application process

 Expressions of interest (EOIs) should be submitted using the ITS EOI Application Form with CVs attached by Friday 20th October to

Following scientific and PPI review of EOIs, shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit a full application.

Documentation including Guidelines for Applicants and the full application form can be found here:

Please note   – the details regarding maximum funding levels and suggested timelines contained in the HRB HRCI grant documentation relate to the scheme in general.  Please refer to the award amount, grant duration and deadlines detailed above which are specific to the ITS call.

5. Indicative timeline

 Expression of Interest applications open                             Friday 29th September 2023

Deadline for submission of EOI                                           Friday 20th October 2023

Notification of outcome of EOI review                                  Mid November 2023

Submission of full application by shortlisted applicants          December 2023

Right to reply phase                                                           January/February 2024

Selection and submission of application to HRB                     March 2024

6. Contact

 For further information contact Suzanne McCormack, CEO, the Irish Thoracic Society

Tel 086 8573927  EM