Upcoming Application Call

Eligibility criteria changes

  • The eligibility criteria for applicants have been updated for the upcoming application call.
  • A minimum period of higher specialist training post-PhD is not required, enabling trainees to enter at a later stage of training.
  • ICAT remains an integrated research programme, and trainees may not complete CSCST/CCT until the end of an ICAT fellowship.

Irish Clinical Academic Training (ICAT) Programme


The all-Ireland Irish Clinical Academic Training (ICAT) Programme trains medical, dental and veterinary graduates motivated towards a research career. ICAT is a large collaborative network involving six universities and their affiliated clinical centres across Ireland and Northern Ireland. 

ICAT provides a supportive, inclusive environment that nurtures talent and encourages personal growth. We select fellows based on academic potential and excellence. We are committed to positively influencing the Irish research landscape in the spirit of equality, collaboration and diverse thinking. By actively recruiting individuals from a broad range of clinical specialties in human and veterinary medicine, and dentistry, we ensure that our programme reflects a diverse healthcare landscape and encourages interdisciplinary research and innovation. 

ICAT Partner Universities

The partner universities include Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, University of Galway, Queen’s University Belfast, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and University College Cork.

Search By Supervisor

This site allows you to search for potential supervisors based on specialties, research areas and provides information on potential research projects.