Children’s Palliative Care Scholarship

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LauraLynn is inviting applications from qualified candidates for a PhD/MD Scholarship in Children’s Palliative Care.

LauraLynn’s mission is to provide a Community of Care that delivers evidence-based, personalised services to children with palliative care needs, complex care needs and complex disabilities, while also providing family support services and a home to our residents where quality-of-life is paramount.

The McKenna Scholarship is aimed at supporting the expansion of the knowledge base in children’s palliative care and marks a major development in LauraLynn’s research strategy.

About the Scholarship

The McKenna Scholarship is a one-off scholarship in recognition of the 10 year anniversary of the opening of LauraLynn Children’s Hospice. The aim of the McKenna Scholarship is to support a suitably qualified MD or PhD candidate to pursue full-time research in the area of Children’s Palliative Care.

The scholarship will provide funding for a student undertaking a postgraduate degree (MD or PhD) in the area of children’s palliative care. Funding will include an annual tax free stipend of €18,500, a contribution to fees of €6,000 per annum and €2,000 per year to fund research-related expenses.

The scholar would be affiliated to an eligible Higher Education Institution (HEI) in the Republic of Ireland or research-performing organisation and the project would be supervised by an academic supervisor within the HEI. The academic supervisor would be identified in advance of applying for the scholarship.

Scholarship Application Process

To apply for the McKenna Scholarship applicants need to ensure the following documents are submitted to by Friday, 30th July 2021.

  • Completed Application Form
  • CV
  • Transcripts of all Degrees Listed
  • Letter of Support from Academic Supervisor
  • Two References
Scholarship Application Process

Please find below the scholarship terms and conditions and application form.

The closing date for applications is Friday, July 23rd 2021. Queries related to the scholarship can be sent to Dr. Joanne Balfe at

The McKenna Scholarship – Application Form
The McKenna Scholarship – Terms and Conditions


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