The Basic Science Award is funded by the IES to enable researchers (clinical or non-clinical) to undertake laboratory based small research projects or pilot studies. The funding for 2021 is a grant worth a maximum of €10,000 (sterling equivalent). One award will be offered in 2021. Salary support can be requested but should not make up the entirety of the grant.
Applications will be accepted from applicants within the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland for clinical or basic science laboratory based projects. Applications are particularly welcome from younger academic researchers who are within five years of their first appointment. Applicants must demonstrate that they have a genuine research interest in Endocrinology within the island of Ireland and show that they have a full time post for the lifetime of the proposed grant.
All Applicants on the Basic Science Grant application must be fully paid members of the Irish Endocrine Society and the principal author of the study needs to be a fully paid member of the IES for the past 3 consecutive years. The Secretary of the IES can approve membership applications prior to ratification at the Annual IES AGM
Applications are to be made to Dr Paula O’Shea [email protected] The deadline for applications for the 2021 award is Thursday 2nd September 2021. The winner of the award is announced at the IES AGM.
The application form and guidelines, including the assessment criteria are attached below.
Application Form: Basic Science Grant Application Form 2021
Application Guidelines: IES Grant Scheme Guidelines 2021
2018 Basic Science Awards
Dr James Gibney and Dr Fiona McGillicuddy “High density lipoprotein particles as metabolic hormones – does diabetes alter the signalling pathways induced by these particles to increase cardiovascular risk”.
2017 Basic Science Awards
Andrew McCloskey and Professor Aine McKillop “Investigation of the mechanistic function of GPR120 in islet cell physiology using CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing and intracellular signalling analysis”
2016 Basic Science Awards
Prof James Gibney and Dr Fiona McGillycuddy: To compare high-density lipoprotein function and composition in type 1 versus type 2 diabetes and determine relationship to early measures of atherosclerosis.
Dr Shona Pfeiffer, Prof Jochen Prehn and Dr Maria Byrne: An in vivo pre-clinical study exploring microRNA-224 (miR-224) as a new therapeutic target for the treatment of diabetes.
2015 Basic Science Awards
Dr Conall Dennedy: An investigation of the effects of oxysterols in modulating adrenocortical carcinoma.
Professor Finbarr O’Harte: Pre-clinical development of novel apelin-13 drug candidates for diabetes therapy
2014 Basic Science Awards
Professor Aine McKillop: Targeting G protein coupled receptors with novel lipid agonists as a potential therapy for type 2 diabetes
Mr Conor Kerley & Dr John McDermott: Dietary nitrate to attenuate impaired glucose tolerance: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover trial.
2013 Basic Science Awards
Dr Francis Finucane, Dr Amir Shafat: Title: Oral glucose breath test for diagnosis of type 2 diabetes mellitus
Dr Yasser Abdel-Wahab, Dr Peter Flatt: Title: Pharmacological studies of novel amphibian skin peptide-analogues for the treatment of type-2 diabetes
2012 Basic Science Awards
Dr N Irwin: Title: Harnessing the potential of gastric inhibitory polypeptide (GIP) for treatment of bone disorders
Dr K Mullan & Dr P Mullan Title: Prospective study of the effect of 25 OH Vit D and 1,25 OH2 Vit D on coronary heart disease risk : PRIME study (Prospective Epidemiological Study of Myocardial Infarction)