A grant for Irish cancer research in France
The Irish Cancer Society, in partnership with the International Agency for Research on Cancer, has developped a grant for postdocs living and working in Ireland, conducting research activities on cancer.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the specialised cancer agency of the World Health Organization, has developed a two-year fellowship programme to fund the research of a postdoc in the IARC headquarter in Lyon (France) in partnership with the Irish Cancer Society (IARC) a two-year fellowship programme.
Dr Amy Mullee, beneficiary of the last call for projects (in 2015), is developing a dietary monitoring programme in Ireland with the ultimate goal of providing clearer recommendations to reduce the risk of certain cancers. After she returns to Ireland, Dr Mullee will receive further funding to continue this important work in the National Nutrition Surveillance Centre (NNSC), based in University College Dublin.
The “IARC-Ireland Fellowship” programme targets postdoctoral scientists who are Irish citizens or non-Irish citizens currently living and working in the Republic of Ireland, who intend to pursue a career in cancer research, and wish to complete their training in those aspects of cancer research related to the Agency’s mission, and of priority for the Irish Cancer Society, in particular, in projects with a focus on epidemiology or interdisciplinary projects involving epidemiology. Applicants must intend to return to the Republic of Ireland upon completion of the Fellowship. The idea behind this programme is to contribute to building a new generation of cancer researchers in Ireland, explains Anouk Berger (IARC).