Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme by Irish Research Council, Ireland

APEX postdoctoral fellowship in Ireland

Designation/Position- Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme 2019

Irish Research Council, Ireland invites application for  Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme 2019 from eligible and interested candidates 

About- The Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme is highly competitive, with an average success rate of 15 per cent over the last five years. The programme is globally recognised and attracts many applications from international researchers who wish to undertake excellent research in the Irish higher education and research system. The programme has enjoyed excellent gender balance across its STEM and AHSS streams. Successful applicants who become fellows under the programme are recognised as demonstrating world-class potential as future research leaders.

Research/Job Area- 

  • Role A: Postdoctoral Fellow Internship – Physical Sciences and Engineering
  • Role B: Postdoctoral Fellow Internship – Communications and Programme Support 
  • Role C: Postdoctoral Fellow Internship – Gender and Programme Support

Location- Irish Research Council, Ireland

Eligibility/Qualification– PhD in relevant area. The programme provides outstanding fellows with the opportunity to develop publications connected to their PhD research or to develop a new research project in their chosen area of interest or one that significantly expands on their PhD.

Job/Position Description- The Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme is an established national initiative, funded by the Department of Education and Skills and managed by the Council.

This programme aims to support suitably qualified candidates in any discipline to pursue a postdoctoral fellowship at an eligible higher education institution in Ireland. Fellowships can be held for either one or two years.

The Council is the largest provider of individual postdoctoral fellowships in Ireland and typically makes an investment in 80 new postdoctoral fellowships every year.

In 2017, the Council invested in a total of 78 postdoctoral fellowships from 23 countries, bringing the total number of Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship awards in 2017 to 215.

An established, national initiative – The Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme is unique in the Irish research landscape. Among its features are:

  • Individual, prestigious awards for excellent research in the name of the applicant;
  • An objective selection process using international, independent expert peer review;
  • Funding across all disciplines, from archaeology to zoology;
  • Awards for bottom-up, non-directed research

Pioneering proposals addressing new and emerging fields of research or those introducing creative, innovative approaches are welcomed. Proposals of an interdisciplinary nature are also encouraged as it is recognised that advancing fundamental understanding is achieved by integrating information, techniques, tools and perspectives from two or more disciplines.

How to Apply- To apply, please complete the application form below and submit it to [email protected] with a two-page Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter, addressed to the Council’s Director. Applicants must be available for interview on Friday, 9th November 2018, and available to start the internship by late November/early December 2018. Further information on all three positions is available in the booklet below.

Information booklet

Application form

Last Date for Apply5 pm on Thursday, 25 October 2018

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