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:

Intermediate

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

Intermediate

You’re consolidating your research career. You lead on research projects and are establishing a research team.

Republic of Ireland
Basic

You're not a clinically qualified researcher.

Public health

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Key dates

We consider applications three times a year.

April 2017 round

  • Preliminary application deadline

    5 April 2017

  • Full application deadline

    12 June 2017

  • Shortlisted candidate interviews

    18–20 October 2017

November 2016 round

  • Preliminary application deadline

    23 November 2016

  • Full application deadline

    1 February 2017

  • Shortlisted candidate interviews

    31 May–2 June 2017

People we've funded