The Cochrane Fellowship Scheme for the island of Ireland will not run in 2017.
A temporary pause has been applied to the scheme while it is under review. Details will be provided here about 2018 as soon as they are available.
Cochrane Fellowships are an annual scheme that aims to build capacity on the island of Ireland in conducting systematic reviews for inclusion in the Cochrane Library. The scheme is funded for applicants from the Republic of Ireland by the Health Research Board and for applicants from Northern Ireland by the Health & Social Care Research and Development Division, Public Health Agency.
Eligible applicants are individuals working in health or social care who are resident in the island of Ireland. As a training scheme, no prior experience and/or structured training in conducting systematic reviews is required. Successful applicants will be funded so that they have protected time to conduct a Cochrane review for up to two days per week for up to two years. Details of the scheme are announced each year in March with an application deadline in May. Prior to applying, applicants must have identified a local supervisor and have registered their title with a Cochrane Review Group. NOTE: the time required to register a Cochrane title varies considerably and should be started as early as possible.