Deadline: 20th June 2022.
LauraLynn McKenna PhD/MD Scholarship 2022 in Children’s Palliative Care – (Funded)
Applications are now open for qualified candidates to apply for the LauraLynn McKenna PhD/MD Scholarship 2022 in Children’s Palliative Care. The McKenna Scholarship is named in honour of Jane and Brendan McKenna, who founded LauraLynn following the tragic death of their two daughters Laura and Lynn. Building research capability through innovation and collaboration, both nationally and internationally is a key strategic driver of LauraLynn’s strategic plan. The McKenna Scholarship aims to support the expansion of the knowledge base of Children’s Palliative Care.
The aim of the McKenna Scholarship is to support a suitably qualified MD or PhD candidate to pursue full-time research in the area of Children’s Palliative Care.
The scholarship will provide funding for a student undertaking a post graduate degree (MD or PhD) in the area of children’s palliative care. Funding will include an annual tax-free stipend of €18,500, a contribution to fees of €6,000 per annum and €2,000 per year to fund research-related expenses.
Expectation of the Scholarship
The expectation is that the funding will commence in October 2022 and continue for 2 years for an MD or 3 years for a PhD. However, the commencement of funding maybe deferred up until and no later than January 2023. Students in their first year of a MD or PhD project (i.e. registered as a MD/PhD candidate in 2021) are also eligible to apply, with funding applied prospectively.
Children’s Palliative Care in Ireland
There are more than 3,840 children living in Ireland with life-limiting conditions; approximately 1,900 of whom have palliative care needs; with up to 720 of these children and their families require specialised hospice care as the child’s health is classified as unstable, deteriorating or at end-of-life. More recent UK research indicates that the incidence of children with life-limiting conditions could be double these estimates.
How To Apply for the LauraLynn McKenna PhD/MD Scholarship 2022 in Children’s Palliative Care
To apply for the McKenna Scholarship applicants need to ensure the following documents are submitted to [email protected] by Friday, 20th June 2022.
- Completed Application Form
- Transcripts of all Degrees Listed
- Letter of Support from Academic Supervisor
- Two References