Call for Applicants
Career-FIT: Career Development Fellowships in the National Technology Centre Programme of Ireland
Objectives and description
IRELAND invites applicants to its new Marie Skłodowska-Curie cofunded
trans-national 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).
a wide range of academic and industry areas aligned with Ireland’s
Smart Specialisation Strategy, the 15 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.
candidates will carry out research in Ireland and will gain
inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary exposure through this programme.
The aims of the fellowships are to support suitable highly qualified
experienced researchers to:
· conduct research relevant to the Technology Centres;
· engage in collaboration with suitable companies;
· experience and benefit from international mobility;
· avail of relevant training and career development opportunities;
· increase their chances of gaining a future senior research position, especially in the private sector.
Research proposals should relate to the domain areas of Ireland’s Technology Centre Programme
· Cloud, analytics and learning technologies
· Manufacturing and materials
· Food and health
· Business processes and financial services
Eligible participants - Minimum conditions
are defined as those who are in possession of a doctoral degree or have
at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience.
Applicants from any country
in the world can apply for a Fellowship, provided they comply with the
Transnational Mobility Rule: researchers must not have resided or
carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Ireland for
more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment
date of 31 JULY 2018.
line with eligibility requirements applicable under Horizon 2020 Marie
Skłodowska-Curie Actions, “experienced researchers” must, at a specified
date (at the time of recruitment in the case of Career-FIT), be in
possession of a doctoral degree (regardless of actual duration of the
degree as long as the degree was awarded) or have at least four years of
full-time equivalent research experience. Full-time equivalent research
experience is measured from the date when a researcher obtained the
degree entitling him/her to embark on a doctorate, either in the country
in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the
researcher is recruited.
Each Fellow will receive an annual gross salary (i.e. before tax and statutory deductions) of € 56,191 (or € 61,608 with family allowance). Additionally, each Fellow will receive a mobility allowance and the host institution will be provided with overheads.
Deadline of applications' submission
There are two calls under the Career-FIT programme. The first call had an application deadline of 31 March 2017.
The second call will remain open from November 2017- April 2018. The second call has an application deadline of 30 April 2018.
There will be 25 fellowships awarded in each call.
Please find attached the call documentation.
you have any questions regarding the application process, please
address them initially to the Research Office (RO) in your proposed host
organisation. If the RO is unable to answer your query, they should
send the query to Enterprise Ireland to CAREER-FIT@enterprise-ireland.com
with the subject line ‘CAREER-FIT 2018 FAQ’. Queries received from
Research Offices will be answered through the Frequently Asked Questions
process. A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document will be available
on Enterprise Ireland's website and updated frequently until the
The deadline for submission of queries by Research Offices under the FAQ process is 17:00 (CET) 20 April 2018.
Applicants can also contact the Enterprise Ireland Helpdesk at:
Telephone: +353-1-727 2680
Ms. Ann Dooley, Programme Manager, Marie Sklodowska Curie Career-FIT, Enterprise Ireland
More information: http://www.horizon2020.ie/career-fit/
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