Research Career Development Fellowships

This scheme provides support for postdoctoral researchers at academic organisations in the Republic of Ireland who aim to become independent scientists leading their own group. Awards are made in partnership with Science Foundation Ireland and the Health Research Board.

Scheme at a glance

Career stage:

Leading a research programme

Where your host organisation is based:

Republic of Ireland

Type of researcher:

Basic, Public health

Level of funding:

Salary and research expenses covered

Duration of funding:

5 years

Eligibility and suitability

What we offer

How to apply

Definitions

Leading a research programme

For researchers with a PhD or the equivalent, and significant postdoctoral research experience.

Republic of Ireland
Basic

You're not a clinically qualified researcher.

Public health

Develop your research career

See our other schemes for researchers who are interested in leading a research programme.

Key dates

We consider applications three times a year.

August 2017 round

  • Preliminary application deadline

    7 August 2017, 17:00 BST

  • Invited full application deadline

    19 October 2017, 17:00 BST

  • Shortlisted candidate interviews

    21–23 February 2018

November 2017 round

  • Preliminary application deadline

    20 November 2017, 17:00 GMT

  • Invited full application deadline

    1 February 2018, 17:00 GMT

  • Shortlisted candidate interviews

    6–8 June 2018

April 2018 round

  • Preliminary application deadline

    4 April 2018, 17:00 BST

  • Invited full application deadline

    14 June 2018, 17:00 BST

  • Shortlisted candidate interviews

    17–19 October 2018

Contact us

Contact our information officers if you have a question about funding.

If you have a question about the scope and content of your proposal, contact the relevant person in our Science team.

People we've funded