Trainees are advised to inform themselves of the timing of all curricular modules in their academic year and must remember that they are responsible for meeting the various assessment and progression requirements throughout the training programme. The Faculty is committed to the promotion of an environment for work which upholds the dignity and respect of staff and which supports every individual’s right to work in an environment which is free of any form of harassment, intimidation or bullying. Details of lectures can be found on MedHub.
Training Support Scheme (TSS)
Additional Training Support Funding has been made available to NCHDs from July 2019 onwards. This scheme is in addition to existing financial supports such as the Clinical Course and Exam Refund Scheme and the Higher Specialist Training Fund. Funding is allocated based on Grade and the table below indicates the amount available under the TSS for each registration training year, July – July. Funding is available pro-rata for doctors employed on shorter contract durations.
|Grade||Amount per Registration Year|
|SHOs and Registrars||€1250|
|SPRs/GP Registrars/Psychiatry SRs on a training scheme||€2000|
A list of approved clinical courses, conferences and examinations that can be claimed for under the TSS are listed here.
Please see the NCHD Training Supports Scheme (TSS) Guidance Document for Employers & NCHDs here.
Further information on how to submit claims for refunds under this Scheme will be communicated to NCHDs over the coming weeks. An Information Sheet / User Guide will also be made available on this page. In the meantime, please see link to flyer which contains additional details regarding the Training Supports Funding Scheme
Clinical Course & Examination Refund Scheme for NCHDs
This scheme is open to all NCHDs. There is an approved list of clinical courses & examinations qualifying for this refund scheme contained in the guidance document. A maximum contribution of €450 is payable to NCHDs for each course or exam on this list. An application form must be completed to apply for this refund.
Specialist Training Fund for Higher Specialist Trainees
Call for Interest – Faculty of Radiologists’ Higher Degree Support Bursary
Information regarding this is available here: Higher Degree Bursary Application.July.2017
The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 17:00 hrs, Thursday September 4th 2017
Dr Richard Steevens’ Scholarship – Call for Applications now OPEN
The HSE is now inviting applications for the Dr. Richard Steevens’ Scholarship for positions commencing in July 2021. Applications from all specialty areas will be considered.
Additionally, the HSE will look favourably upon areas which have not been funded previously (details of previous awards are attached).
Applications should focus on the acquisition of particular identified training for which opportunities are limited or unavailable in Ireland, which are relevant to the Irish health service and which will benefit future patient care in Ireland.
The HSE envisages that up to four Scholarships will be awarded. In cases where the successful applicants have some financial support from their host institution or other source, this will be offset against the scholarship, in which case it may be possible to award additional bursaries under the programme.
The details of which are available in the “Applicant’s Guide”. Please see the “Applicant’s Guide” for more information, available from Training Bodies.
Applications must be received by the Training Body by November 2nd, 2020.
Faculty of Radiologists - Travel Bursary & Publication Award
1: Faculty of Radiologists Travel Bursary
It has been proposed by the Dean and Scientific Committee that a limited number of bursaries of up to €500 can be made available for Radiology and Radiation Oncology SpRs presenting research or audit at international meetings. This can include oral presentation of posters. Presentations relevant to Radiology/Radiation Oncology quality improvement will also be considered.
There will be a maximum of 10 bursaries available each year to reimburse trainees for travel, accommodation and registration for any meeting attended during the calendar year 2020. These claims can be made retrospectively. If there are more than 10 applications, the distribution of the awards will be decided by the Scientific Committee based on the merit of the topic. Applications may be made up to 29th January 2021. Applicants must be able to supply receipts for the expenses which are to be reimbursed.
2: Faculty of Radiologists Publication Award
It has been proposed by the Dean and Scientific Committee that an award of up to €1000 will made to Radiology and Radiation Oncology SpRs who have published papers in a peer-reviewed journal as first author. Publications relevant to radiology quality improvement will also be considered. There will be a maximum of five awards available each year for any article published during the calendar year 2020. The distribution of the awards will be decided by the Scientific Committee based on the merit of the paper. Applicants may also apply for the Travel Bursary within the same calendar year if presentation and publication have occurred within 12 months.
Applications may be made up to 29th January 2021. Applicants must be on the current training scheme or, for publications, undertaken the research while part of the scheme (this may require signing off by the supervising consultant).