Asthma Research Bursary worth €10,000 announced at ITS Conference - Asthma Society in collaboration with Irish Thoracic Society and Novartis Ireland
26th November 2018
At the ITS Scientific Meeting in Belfast, the Asthma Society opened a call for applications for the Asthma Research Bursary. The bursary, which is a joint collaboration between the Asthma Society of Ireland, the Irish Thoracic Society and Novartis Ireland, aims to improve the lives of people with asthma and their families.
The bursary will see the successful applicant(s) granted €10,000 to fund an asthma research project.
The bursary is open to all medical and allied healthcare professionals based in the Republic of Ireland who are also members of the Irish Thoracic Society.
Sarah O’Connor, CEO of the Asthma Society of Ireland, said: “We are delighted to announce this bursary in conjunction with Novartis Ireland and the Irish Thoracic Society. The bursary is an important research initiative aiming to improve the lives of the 470,000 people with asthma in Ireland. One person dies every week in Ireland from asthma and 90% of these deaths are preventable. We believe this bursary can be part of the process to help improve the quality of life for people with asthma in Ireland and can create a better understanding of the condition, its treatment and, potentially, its cure.”
Loretto Callaghan, Managing Director, Novartis Ireland said: “Novartis Ireland are proud to sponsor the Joint Research Bursary of the Asthma Society of Ireland and the Irish Thoracic Society. Over the past few years, the bursary has contributed to scientific knowledge in the area, and we are confident this year will be no exception.”
Professor Ross Morgan, President of the Irish Thoracic Society, said: The Irish Thoracic Society supports education and research into respiratory disease and its management on the island of Ireland. We are delighted to jointly open the call for applications for the Asthma Research Bursary at our annual Scientific Meeting in Belfast. We believe that supporting asthma research and, specifically, encouraging early career investigators into work on asthma is vital to advancing the care of people with asthma in Ireland and is a key positive consequence of funding this bursary.”
The research project which will have a defined benefit for people with asthma and/or their families.
Applications close on Sunday, 6th January and the successful candidate will be announced in February 2019.
For more information on the research bursary, see asthma.ie