Aspire Post CSCST Fellowships

Aspire Post CSCST Fellowships 2024

Post-CSCST Fellowships within Ireland offer an alternative to trainees now that our own specialist clinical expertise and services have matured and developed.  These Fellowships provide opportunities for those doctors who have completed specialist training in Ireland to access high-quality training in a specialised area of clinical care.  They are designed for doctors who need to acquire additional training or experience which was not available on their Higher Specialist Training programme. The additional training provided exposes graduates of the Irish postgraduate training programmes to subspecialties and advanced clinical skills.

These 12 month posts offer:

  • A structured educational experience designed to deliver the requirements of a particular subspecialty which are not readily available within HST
  • A supervisor with authority and accountability for the fellowship post
  • Opportunities for audit and research
  • An enhanced salary

Application Process

The College of Psychiatrists of Ireland is now inviting applications from Consultant members for 5 funded Aspire Post CSCST Fellowship Awards to commence in July 2024

Queries on applications should be submitted to

Applications should be submitted to

Deadline for submission of applications: Monday 31st July 2023

Download the application form HERE

  • Design a quality fellowship proposal
  • Engage with CPsychI (or other PGTs in the case of a collaborative fellowship), to agree the oversight, approval and certification of the fellowship.
  • Submit the completed fellowship proposal through the application form to CPsychI
  • For the applications that are awarded the Aspire Post CSCST Fellowships, the final stage involves recruiting a suitable candidate to commence in July 2024

Selection Process
CPsychI, working with the HSE, will evaluate proposals. The principal considerations will be:

  • Quality of the fellowship proposed
  • An identified unmet patient need
  • Specialty and service priorities/particular workforce requirement
  • Niche area, particular skillset acquisition
  • Unavailability of such training in Ireland currently
  • The potential benefits to the Irish Health Service and patients
  • Consideration should be given to recently approved consultant posts
  • Protection/prioritisation of the unique learning requirements
  • Protected training time and less focus on service delivery commitment.
  • Geographic distribution as relevant to the model of care or workforce planning

Following confirmation of the available Fellowships the Postgraduate Training Body will oversee a competitive recruitment process to identify incumbents for July 2024.