Invite for Fellowship Proposals (starting 2018), Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in ICT, based in Ireland: EDGE MSCA COFUND


EDGE is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie COFUND Action, led by Trinity College Dublin on behalf of 10 Irish academic institutions of excellence. EDGE awards fellowships to high-calibre post-doctoral researchers, who will relocate to Ireland to join expert supervisors in in the ICT (networks, data and materials) field. In our 2nd call we may award up to 45 Fellowships, each 24-months duration.

EDGE Fellowships are for experienced researchers from any country, seeking a prestigious, career-building position in Ireland. EDGE aims to form a community of thought leaders in ICT, including developing skills to engage with industry – all the top 10 ICT companies are present here in Ireland.

Researchers who will hold a PhD on 31st January 2018, or at least 4 years of equivalent research experience can apply by submitting a research proposal before 1st November 2017, after reviewing the information on our website – http://www.edge-research.eu.

Three Fellowship Levels are available, with generous awards based on experience.

All potential supervisors are affiliated with at least one of three Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centres: ADAPT, CONNECT and AMBER. The Fellowship will be hosted by the Supervisor’s institute. The ADAPT Centre in particular seeks applicants in topics related to language analysis and processing, and artificial intelligence, among other exciting fields.

Research Fields ===============================

– Future Networks & Communications

– Advanced Materials & Bioengineering

– Digital Content and Media Technologies

For subtopics within these field, related to the supervisors, please see our website


Additional allowances / support ===============================

Family allowance if eligible; comprehensive training and development programme provided. Additional resources are available to support specific circumstances – see website http://edge-research.eu/fellowships/research-themes/

Eligibility criteria ===============================

For call 2, at the reference date (31st January 2018), applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Ireland for more than 12 months in the previous 3 years.

On 31st January 2018, applicants must be in possession of a doctoral degree, or they should have at least 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience.

Full eligibility criteria see: http://edge-research.eu/application-process/eligibility-criteria/

Selection process ===============================

Via an open call for research proposals aligned with the EDGE themes. The supervisor must be approached first to gain their support, and named on application. Selection will be through independent peer review followed by interview. Successful Fellowships may begin sometime after 1st February 2018.

Programme Description ===============================

International mobility required?                                  Yes

Eligible destination country/ies for fellows                Ireland

Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residence           All

Eligibility of fellows: nationality/ies                            All

Career Stage                                                                      1. PhD+ 0-4 yrs (new Post-Doc Fellow),

2. PhD+ >4 yrs (Post-Doc Fellow),

3. PhD+ >6 yrs (Senior Fellow)

Employment contract with full social security          Yes

Currency                                                                            euro

Duration                                                                            24 Months

Covers salary                                                                    yes

Covers research costs                                                     yes

Contact =====================

Richard Twohig, EDGE Programme Manager: edge@tcd.ie


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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 713567.

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