These workshops are designed for oncology nurses who have identified an issue related to their clinical practice and would like to investigate it by carrying out a research project. Most of the nurses who attend the workshops are oncology nurses educated to degree level or above. The workshops take place each year, and are designed to support nurses with an interest in research to develop their research proposal and gain advice and new perspectives on their doctoral studies.

The EONS Workshops help nurses to build the confidence and skills they need to put together a proposal for their research project, which can then be used to apply for funding.

Of course, even with an intensive workshop it is not possible to complete a research proposal in three days, so participating nurses are asked to identify a mentor who will provide ongoing advice and support to develop the full proposal. Mentors do not attend the workshop itself, but must commit to a certain amount of support.

Participants must send EONS a short progress report within three months of completing the workshop.

PhD Research Workshop – 3rd EONS Virtual PhD Research Workshop 2021

Three consecutive Fridays in July (2nd, 9th, 16th)

Facilitators:  Maura Dowling (Ireland), Paz Fernández-Ortega (Spain), Cherith Semple (UK), Sara Colomer-Lahiguera (Switzerland)

Call for applications now closed!

This exciting EONS Research Workshop is designed for European oncology nurses who are at any stage of their doctoral studies and who would like to network with other PhD students and improve their knowledge, confidence and expertise in oncology nursing research, as applied to their PhD.

The aim of this 3-day workshop is to offer doctoral students an opportunity to discuss, develop and share ideas, progress and gain European perspectives in relation to their doctoral research, within a supportive learning environment.

Successful applicants are kindly requested to pay a registration fee of €100.

The draft programme is available in the Further Information section of this webpage.

7th EONS (Virtual) Research Proposal Workshop 2021

Three consecutive Tuesdays in June 2021 (15th, 22nd and 29th).

Facilitators: Dr Grigorios Kotronoulas (UK), Dr Nikolaos Efstathiou (UK), Dr Karin Dieperink (Denmark)

Call for applications now closed!

This inspiring, 3-day event is specifically designed for oncology nurses with an interest in and aptitude for research, who would like to develop their confidence and skills in writing a research proposal to address a contemporary clinical issue.

The workshop will provide a supportive and constructive learning environment, in which you will begin to develop your ideas into a research proposal. To achieve this, we have put together a comprehensive programme of interactive taught sessions, participant presentations, small group work, and structured feedback discussions.

To be eligible for participation, applicants must be:

  • Registered nurses with at least one year of clinical experience in cancer care;
  • Qualified up to MSc level;
  • Members of EONS (individual or society);
  • Working in an EONS member country (applicants working in a non-member European country will also be considered);
  • Able to write and speak in English.

10 places are available.

Successful applicants will be asked to pay a registration fee of €100.


The draft programme is available in the Further Information section of this webpage.

Find out more about our previous workshops