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Apply now for a €40,000 research grant in Traffic Medicine

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Apply for a grant for research in a topic related to Traffic Medicine (Medical Fitness to Drive)

The National Office for Traffic Medicine and the Road Safety Authority are seeking applications for a research grant valued at €40,000.

The bursary is funded by the Road Safety Authority.

The aim of this research grant is to support high quality research projects that develop and sustain research-based guidelines that encompass all or one of our three main aims:

  1. To support medical professionals in their assessment of a drivers medical fitness
  2. To offer fresh thinking to national and international policy in this area
  3. To promote the public’s understanding of safe mobility by increasing their knowledge of health conditions that can affect their driving

Applicants should be full-time academic staff in third level colleges or senior clinicians in clinical services associated with third level institutions.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 Friday 31 May 2019.

The proposed award date is Friday 12 July 2019.

Please click below to download the call for the research grant, regulations and the application form.

About the National Office for Traffic Medicine

At the National Office for Traffic Medicine, everything we do is aimed at making driving as safe as possible for all road users. Our goal is to help doctors and licensing authorities promote safe mobility in Ireland.

Our office was jointly established by RCPI and the Road Safety Authority of Ireland in 2011, bringing the specialty of Traffic Medicine to Ireland for the first time.

We are led by Professor Desmond O’Neill, Consultant Physician in Geriatric and Stroke Medicine, Tallaght Hospital Dublin and Professor of Medical Gerontology at Trinity College Dublin.

Read more about us

Contact us

If you would like to speak to someone about this bursary, please contact a member of our team.

Dr Margaret Ryan

Programme Manager, National Office for Traffic Medicine

Address: RCPI, Setanta House, Setanta Place, Dublin 2

Tel: +353 1 863 9788