Apply now for Dr Richard Steevens’ Scholarship 2019 – An opportunity to train abroad 

Apply now for Dr Richard Steevens’ Scholarship 2019

This is an opportunity to train abroad . Please submit application by Friday 23 November 2018

Funded by the HSE, the Dr Richard Steevens’ Scholarship offers Irish trainees an opportunity to train abroad in subspecialties and specialised skills for which training in the Republic of Ireland is limited or unavailable.

The scholarship is designed to support training in novel areas of medicine that will enrich the Irish health service. Winners of the scholarship receive funding from the HSE equivalent to their current point on the Trainee salary scale. The minimum period funded is three months, the maximum is one year.

The scholarship is open to Trainees who are within two years of CSCST.

If you win a scholarship, you must complete the period of funded training within the duration of your SAT programme and prior to the award of a CSCST.

While applications from all specialty areas will be considered, this year the HSE is particularly interested in receiving applications from trainees with an interest in Trauma Anaesthesia.

How to Apply:

You must apply directly through the College of Anaesthesiology by Friday 23 November 2018, applications must be submitted by email to the Training Department at   Before you apply please read the Health Service Executives Applicants Guide to the Scholarship and how it is awarded.

Download the Applicants Guide (.pdf).

What to Submit:

  • Completed Applicant’s Coversheet (typed – not hand-written) click here for coversheet
  • A letter outlining the rationale for applying, the specific skills / training that will be obtained, the learning objectives, novelty of the area and details of how the skills obtained will be utilised on return to Ireland
  • Written confirmation from the proposed clinical supervisor / host institution confirming that a placement will be facilitated and confirming what (if any) bursary/funding is available from the host institution or any other source
  • Curriculum vitae, outlining all outstanding clinical and academic achievements to date

Download Applicant Coversheet (.pdf)

If you have any queries regarding the Scholarship please contact the Training Department at