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Scholarships in End-of-Life and Bereavement Care

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Irish Hospice Foundation offers a small number of scholarships up to the value of €3,000 each to make education in end-of-life and bereavement care accessible to multiple disciplines (nursing, medicine, allied health professionals and others).

Applicants from acute, nursing home and community health sectors, including counsellors/therapists in private practice, as well as applicants from general voluntary community/sectors, are invited to apply for our scholarships for the 2024/2025 academic year.

Applications have now closed.


  1. Applicants must be eligible to register (or already be registered) for a named and accredited post-graduate NFQ Level 9 or 10 (or equivalent) study programme in a relevant area during the current academic year.
  2. Applicants must be working or volunteering in support of adult or child end-of-life or bereavement care in one of the following settings: 
    • Acute settings 
    • Residential Care homes 
    • Community health care 
    • General voluntary/community   
  3. Appropriate study leave must have been secured.   
  4. Applicants must normally be resident in Ireland and eligible for EU fees. 


  1. The course of study must be successfully completed in the year for which funding was awarded.   
  2. Awardees will be asked to write or record a short account of their learning on successful completion of the study period.   
  3. Any publications or conference outputs arising directly from the period of study should acknowledge Irish Hospice Foundation funding.  

How to apply 

Applications have now closed.
Applicants will be informed whether their application has been successful or not by the end of June 2024.


Applicants will be assessed on the merits of their application, with specific attention to relevance and potential to apply learning.  


Here’s what two past scholarship recipients said about how the scholarship impacted their studies:

This made such a difference – in lots of ways. I promptly bought a computer, relaxed that the course fees were now at a more manageable level due to my reduced income and felt affirmed in my decision, and even perceived ability, to do the program.

As a busy mother of three small children, I was able to concentrate on my studies, as due to this support, I didn’t need to take on additional working hours in order to pay my fees.


For any questions about the scholarships or application process, email: [email protected].