ENTERPRISE IRELAND invites applicants to its new Marie Sklodowska-Curie cofounded transnational programme that offers an opportunity for experienced researchers to develop their careers in market focused applied research in Ireland's Technology Centres, with an enterprise secondment (of 6-12 months in an Enterprise Ireland client company) during the Fellowship (of 36 months). Covering a wide range of academic and industry areas aligned with Ireland's Smart Specialisation Strategy, the 14 Technology Centres were established to encourage greater efficiency in the interaction between researchers, industry, and the public sector, in research that promotes economic growth by its direct relevance to industry agendas. Each multidisciplinary Centre offers excellent facilities and equipment for Fellow use: experienced scientific staff to support the Fellow's research and extensive enterprise relationships on which market focused applied research can be progressed.
Career-FIT is a postdoctoral fellowship programme, part-funded by Horizon 2020 and part funded by Enterprise Ireland. A key feature of Career-FIT is the opportunity for experienced researchers from outside Ireland to develop their careers in market focused applied research through 3-year fellowships with secondment into industry through Ireland's Technology Centres.
Successful candidates will carry out research in Ireland and will gain inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary exposure through this programme.
Experienced researchers are defined as those who are in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience.
There will be two calls under the Career-FIT programme. The second call has an application deadline of 30th April 2018. There will be 27 fellowships awarded in this call.
2018 INDICATIVE CALL SCHEDULE
Application Deadline 17.00 CET 30 April 2018
Referee, academic & secondment mentor deadline 17:00 CET 7 May 2018
Research Office endorsement deadline 17:00 CET 14 May 2018
Call Outcome August 2018
Deadline for submission of host organization agreements 17:00 CET 30 October 2018
Fellowship Start Date February 2019
Please refer all queries to the Enterprise Ireland Career-FIT Help Desk at: Telephone +353-1-7272680
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org using the Subject Line:2018 Call query
Ms. Ann Dooley, Programme Manager, Marie Sklodowska Curie Career-FIT, Enterprise Ireland
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme
under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 713654.