CARDI Leadership Programme in Ageing: Fellows

CARDI Leadership Programme into Ageing Research Fellows: Joanne Feeney, Joanna McHugh, Charlotte Neville and Mark O’Doherty and Aisling O’Halloran

New Fellows announced

25 June 2015

The Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI) recently (Thursday 25th June 2015) announced four new CARDI Fellows from its third leadership funding call. 

The new CARDI fellows are Dr Sheena McHugh, University College Cork and Dr Céline De Looze, Trinity College Dublin (TCD). The Beeson-sponsored CARDI Fellows are Dr Claire McEvoy, Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) and Dr Matthew O’Connell, TCD.

The announcement of the four Fellows brings to nine the total number of Fellowships awarded under CARDI’s Leadership Programme and an investment of some €2 million in ageing research. The other Fellows are Dr Joanne Feeney, Dr Joanna McHugh, Dr Charlotte Neville and Dr Mark O’ Doherty based in QUB, and Dr Aisling O’Halloran based in TCD. Read more here.

CARDI Leadership Programme: Call 3 [call closed]

31 October 2014

CARDI launched a new call for Fellows (Friday 31 October 2014) under its Leadership Programme in Ageing Research. It will fund the salaries for three years of up to four research Fellows.

The new call is the third under the Leadership Programme which aims to create a new generation of high quality research leaders into ageing issues in Ireland, North and South. The CARDI Fellows will be post-doctoral researchers who will study a topic related to healthy ageing and take part in training and development activities to build up their independence and leadership. 

The new call is open until Friday 30 January 2015 and full terms of reference and application procedures are available here:

Leadership Call 3 Leaflet

Terms of reference (Call 3 CARDI Leadership Programme)

Application Form (Call 3 2014/15)

Q &A (Call 3)

Guidance for nominating HEI


CARDI Grant Programmes

CARDI Grant Programmes promote research partnerships that look at issues affecting older people in new ways.

We encourage ground-breaking studies from across the island of Ireland that bring together different disciplines to help improve the lives of our older people.

We have awarded funding to 32 research projects to date through our grants programme. These projects cover a wide spectrum of research, reflecting the huge range of issues relevant to the ageing research agenda. 

The CARDI Leadership Programme into Ageing Research: Fellows

The CARDI Leadership Programme into Ageing Research funds and supports a new generation of leaders in ageing research in Ireland, North and South.

The programme is funded by the Health and Social Care Research and Development Division Northern Ireland and The Atlantic Philanthropies.

The CARDI Fellows, four at Queen’s University Belfast and one at Trinity College Dublin, will carry out research over the next three years into ageing issues with the aim of improving the lives of older people across the island of Ireland.

The new CARDI Fellows, announced at the inaugural meeting of the CARDI Leadership Programme in Ageing Research in Belfast (Monday 15 Sept 2014) are: Joanne Feeney, Joanna McHugh, Charlotte Neville and Mark O’Doherty, who will be based in Queen’s University Belfast, and Aisling O’Halloran based in Trinity College Dublin. Read more about the Fellows and the Programme in this CARDI leaflet

Open Funding Programmes

Closed Funding Programmes

  • Ageing Research Leadership Programme: Call 1 closed 31 Oct 2013; funding allocated €400,000
  • Ageing Research Leadership Programme: Call 2 closed 9 April 2014
  • Datamining Programme 2: Jan - Feb 2013; funding allocated €100,000
  • Datamining Programme 1: Sept - Oct 2010; funding allocated €100,000
  • Call 3 - Priority areas of research on ageing: Mar - May 2010; funding allocated €300,000
  • Call 2 - Active Ageing: Sept - Oct 2009; funding allocated €300,000
  • Call 1- Healthy and Active Ageing: Jan - Mar 2009; funding allocated €300,000

Click the images below to see Current CARDI Projects and Completed CARDI projects from these programmes.

Current CARDI Projects >>

Completed CARDI Projects >>