Friends of the Cancer Centre Scholarships 2019

Monday, 1 April 2019

Friends of the Cancer Centre’s scholarships programme 2019 is now open for applications from all health care professionals working in cancer services. You can apply for funding of up to £2000 to support a training or educational course or training related travel. There are three scholarships available:


The Dr Gary McGowan scholarship is open to all oncology trainees

The Pamela Lutton scholarship is open to all therapy radiographers

The Pearl Ewing scholarship is open to all health care professionals in cancer services


Since 2008, Friends of the Cancer Centre has been investing in the training and development of staff through the charity’s prestigious scholarships. The scholarships provide funding for staff to attend training or educational courses which will enhance their skills and enable them to remain at the forefront of some of the latest developments in research, treatment techniques and patient care, which they can then use to benefit patients locally. The Dr Gary McGowan Scholarship, the Pamela Lutton Scholarship, and the Pearl Ewing Scholarship have all been named and dedicated to late friends and colleagues in the Cancer Centre, who themselves were champions of further career development and strived for professional excellence for the good of their patients. 


Last year’s winners Sergio Esteve, Gillian McKittrick and Dr Gemma Corey are pictured above with Colleen Shaw, chief executive of Friends of the Cancer Centre and Professor Joe O’Sullivan. 


To apply for any of the scholarships above, please send your CV and a covering letter, describing in 500 words or less, the training or educational course you are interested in undertaking and why you should be awarded the scholarship.


The judging panel will look most favourably on those applications which will provide benefit to patients in the cancer centre.


Applications should be addressed to:

Professor Joe O’Sullivan

Friends of the Cancer Centre

The Cancer Centre,

Belfast City Hospital

Lisburn Road




The closing date for applications is Monday 6th May 2019

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