As this is a training Fellowship, there are no restrictions on the career stage and applications from those with no prior experience and/or structured training in conducting evidence synthesis are encouraged.
Where can I read about a Fellows experience? Read about ESI Fellow Ciara O’Meara’s experience to date here
Do I have to be resident of the island of Ireland? Yes, all applicants must be residents of either the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland.
If I applied previously, can I use the same references Yes, we will hold references on file for two rounds
How many times a year will the call be announced? Up to three times a year – generally January, June and October, but these can vary depending on the availability of reviews.
Are these Fellowships paid? The Fellowships are unsalaried, which allows those working full-time to apply, and allows us to place Fellows with highly experienced evidence synthesis centres and review teams in Ireland and internationally for first-rate training and mentorship. Fellows receive access to a €1000 travel bursary, free attendance at ESI training events, co-authorship on high quality review reports/publications and other benefits as described in the guidance documents.
Where can I find the estimated start date and duration of the review? This information is found within each review form. Please note these will vary depending on the nature of the review, and flexibility may be required.