It is expected that recipients of awards submit their work at the following IES Conference.
There are a number of different funding opportunities available:
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 members of the Irish Endocrine Society. The Secretary of the IES can approve membership applications prior to ratification at the Annual IES AGM
The deadline for applications is 29th of April 2018. 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 2018
Application Guidelines: IES grant scheme guidelines 2018
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)
- The principal applicant should be an Endocrinology & Diabetes trainee and also a member of the Irish Endocrine Society or be supervised directly by a member of the Irish Endocrine Society.
- The research should be carried out substantially within Ireland.
- a curriculum vitae of the principal applicant of not more than 3 pages of A4 containing relevant research experience and
- a completed application form
- Closing date 29th of April 2018
- The winner of the award will be announced at the annual IES AGM in October
2016: Dr Rosemary Dinneen and Dr Mark Sherlock for "Optimising steroid replacement in patients with Addisons disease"
2015: Dr Paul McMullen and Dr Karen Mullan: "Iodine and selenium deficiency and the effect on thyroid function tests in pregnancy"
Grading: A small group appointed by the committee will assess the applications based on how well they meet the aims of the award. Depending on this assessment they will aim to make one award to the best application. However at the discretion of the marking group the Fellowship may be divided amongst more than one applicant.
- Summary of research project, jointly prepared by Mentor and Student including Student’s role in the research project (2 page)
- Mentor statement which includes Mentor’s role in the research project including his/her plans for training
- Student’s CV (mailing address and contact details must be included)
Submissions are now closed and the winners of the 2017 Summer Student Research Award are as follows; Alan Keane, Fionnuala Reilly and Louise Kelly.
- The IES are pleased to announce the provision of three travel grants up to the value of Euro750.00. The grants are to cover the cost of travel to educational and professional meetings.
- Three will be available in the first six months and three from July to December.
- Preference is given to doctors and scientists in training, who MUST be fully paid up members of the society at the time of application.
- Applications should be sent to Dr Diarmuid Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org and should include a Covering Letter with evidence of attendance and costings, and a supporting letter from the supervisor.
- Applications will be considered by the IES Committee and will be made at the discretion of the Committee. Preference will be given to applications which have provided evidence of abstract submission.
EASD travel grant - submissions are now closed.
2017 EASD Travel Grants awarded to:
- Dr Christine Newman
- Dr Ferrah Shaamile
- Dr Emma Harper
- Dr Anne Marie Hannon
- Dr Ana Rakovic Tisdall
- Dr Keith Rochfort
- Dr Loai Shakerdi
- Dr Lana McClements
- Dr Mohamed Elsabbagh
- Dr Delia Bogdanet
There were also 3 x €750 awards for the EASD travel grant, submissions are now closed for 2017 and the winners are:
- Dr Derek O'Keeffe
- Dr Ruth Casey
- Dr Sagar Vyavahare
2016 Travel Grants awarded to:
- Dr Derek O'Keeffe attending American Thyroid Association meeting
- Dr Lisa Owens attending American Endocrine meeting, Boston 2016
- Dr Ruth Casey attending American Endocrine meeting, Boston 2016
The Award will be presented at the Annual Conference. This is not necessarily an annual award.
IES Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients:
2017: Professor Jim Devlin
2016: Professor AB Atkinson
2014: Professor Gerald Tomkin
2013: Professor Joseph McKenna
2012: Professor David Hadden