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:


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



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

Republic of Ireland

You're not a clinically qualified researcher.

Public health

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

Contact us

About your eligibility, the application process, funding policies or general queries about grants

+44 (0)20 7611 5757

About the scope and content of your proposal only

About our online application system

+44 (0)20 7611 8383

People we've funded