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Scholarships for Postgraduate Courses 2023  


At Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF), we place enormous value on education in relation to end-of-life care, loss and bereavement. Education is relevant to all who provide support to people facing death in hospitals, nursing homes and the community as well as those who support people who are bereaved e.g. nurses, doctors, GPs, social workers, bereavement volunteers, psychotherapists, chaplains, psychologists, physiotherapists, frontline staff etc.   

As a further commitment to education, we are delighted to announce our Scholarship Programme for the forthcoming academic year.  

There are 5 scholarships of €3,000 available. The scholarships are linked to IHF core programmes and applicants are invited from acute, nursing home and community health sectors and from the wider community.

Whilst RCSI run two bereavement postgraduate courses in association with IHF, the scholarships apply to any postgraduate (Level 9) course where the learner can relate outcomes to end of life and bereavement – whether online, in-person or blended learning. 

Orla Keegan, Head of Education and Bereavement, IHF and Honorary Senior Lecturer, RCSI commented:

We are delighted to announce the IHF Scholarship programme for 2023/24.  Making education more accessible to those who provide care at these most sensitive times of life is a part of our goal to ensure that best end-of-life and bereavement care is available for all.  Learning is integral to our mission. We invite applications from individuals working in health and community settings who have identified a relevant course of study which they wish to undertake in the coming year.  

Closing date for applications is Friday June 9th, 2023

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