Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship 2014
The Irish Research Council has opened the 2014 call for the Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme, the Enterprise Partnership Scheme Postdoctoral Fellowship and the International Career Development Fellowship, co-funded by Marie Curie Actions (ELEVATE Fellowship). The Terms and Conditions for the schemes are available for download at the bottom of this page.
The Council funds excellent researchers across all disciplines and encourages interdisciplinary research and engagement with enterprise. The Council facilitates the career development of researchers by funding those at an early stage of their research career to associate with established research teams who have achieved international recognition for their work. The Council aims to support an expertise-driven research system in order to enhance Ireland’s innovation capacity and skills base in a rapidly changing global environment where knowledge is key to economic, social and cultural development. The Council is further committed to facilitating the integration of Irish researchers in all disciplines within the European Research Area.
Description of scholarships
Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme
Intended to support suitably qualified applicants at an early stage of their postdoctoral career to associate with established research teams who have achieved international recognition for their work. These Fellowships can be held for either one or two years as outlined in table below.
Enterprise Partnership Scheme Postdoctoral Fellowship
An innovative initiative where the Council links with an Enterprise Partner to award co-funded Postdoctoral Fellowships to highly promising researchers in Ireland. By working closely with an Enterprise Partner, Fellows benefit from an enhanced research experience as well as having the opportunity to learn key transferable skills relevant to career formation.
The aim of the ELEVATE Fellowship scheme is to fund Irish-based experienced researchers who have gained most of their research experience in Ireland so that they can acquire new skills and expertise while conducting high-level research abroad for two years and then return to Ireland for one final year with their newly acquired knowledge and expertise.
|Fellowship Type||Duration||Official Start Date||Location of Fellowship|
|Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship (1 year)||12 months||1st October 2014||Irish HEI/RPO|
|Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship (2 years)||24 months||1st October 2014||Irish HEI/RPO|
|Irish Research Council EnterprisePartnership Scheme Postdoctoral Fellowship||24 months||1st October 2014||IrishHEI/RPO, with option of enterprise placement inIrelandor elsewhere|
|Irish Research Council International Career Development Fellowship – co-funded by Marie Cure Actions (ELEVATE Fellowship)||36 months||1st October 2014||International Host for years 1 & 2 and year 3 in Home Host (Irish HEI/RPO)|
Applications will only be accepted through the electronic submission system, which will be launched in due course. A “Guidelines for Applicants” document will be posted below once the online system opens. In advance of the e-system, and as an aid to preparing an application, an indicative Word document version of the application form is provided below. Academic Mentor, Referee, and (where relevant) International Mentor and Enterprise Mentor forms will be available in due course.
All electronic applications must be submitted via the e-system according to the deadlines listed below.
|Call open||11th December 2013|
|FAQ Deadline||16.00 (GMT) 4th February 2014|
|Applicant Deadline||16.00 (GMT) 11th February 2014|
|Referee/Academic Mentor/International and Enterprise Mentor (where relevant) Deadline||16.00 (GMT) 18th February 2014|
|Research Office Endorsement Deadline||16.00 (GMT) 25th February 2014|
|Outcome of Scheme||June 2014|
The Terms and Conditions document is available for download at the bottom of this page. An Irish version of Terms and Conditions will be posted below in due course.
In the first instance, all queries should be directed to the Research Office (i.e. the office of the Vice-President/Dean of Research/Head of Development as applicable) in your proposed institution. The Research Office will be able to provide information and clarification on the call.
Queries not addressed in the terms and conditions or guide for applicants will be addressed using an online Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) system. The FAQ system will open with the online system. Research Offices may send any queries they are unable to clarify to [email protected]e with the subject ‘GOI/EPS Postdoc 2014 FAQ’. A set of FAQs will then be posted below.
For reasons of transparency and fairness, the Council will not enter into individual written or telephone correspondence. All queries must be submitted through the FAQ process. In particular, the secretariat will not enter into one-to-one discussion or correspondence with individual applicants, either before or after the call deadline. Please do not telephone the office about the application process.