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Management and Leadership Scholarship

In 2017 NDTP launched a new Scholarship to part fund 24 NCHDs pursuing a Masters Degree in Management and Leadership Skills.

Doctors are an invaluable resource within our health service. Clinician Leadership is recognised as essential in both the delivery of healthcare and the management of the health service. The relationship between medical engagement and leadership and organisational performance including delivery of quality patient care is unmistakeable.

The HSE is interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of specialities. The funding will support 24 doctors to pursue a Masters – 12 places will be part-funded in the first year and a further 12 in the second year.

Funding will be available for up to 60% of the cost of an approved Masters course in the Republic of Ireland reimbursed up to a maximum of €4,800 per year.

The objective of the funding is to:

  • Provide an additional option to NCHDs regarding their area of interest
  • Encourage doctors with an interest in management and leadership roles to undertake a formal qualification
  • Prepare doctors for management and leadership roles e.g. Clinical Directors
  • Enhance the key role clinicians play in management and equip NCHDs with the necessary skills to undertake these roles in the future

It is expected that the Masters programme will be two years part time, however consideration will be given to applicants who are availing of out of clinical programme experience recognised by their training body and wish to complete a one year full time programme.

This scholarship is an investment both in the professional development of non-consultant hospital doctors and in the future of the Irish public health service.

Full Call details

Funding Agency: 
Health Service Executive
Monday, March 15, 2021