Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme
This programme aims to support suitably qualified applicants in any discipline to pursue a postdoctoral fellowship at an eligible higher education institution in Ireland. Fellows will hold a Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship. These fellowships can be held for either one or two years.
Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme 2019
The Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme is an established national initiative, funded by the Department of Education and Skills and managed by the Council. This programme aims to support suitably qualified candidates in any discipline to pursue a postdoctoral fellowship at an eligible higher education institution in Ireland. Fellowships can be held for either one or two years. The Council is the largest provider of individual postdoctoral fellowships in Ireland and typically makes an investment in 80 new postdoctoral fellowships every year. In 2017, the Council invested in a total of 78 postdoctoral fellowships from 23 countries, bringing the total number of Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship awards in 2017 to 215.
An established, national initiative The Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme is unique in the Irish research landscape. Among its features are:
• Individual, prestigious awards for excellent research in the name of the applicant;
• An objective selection process using international, independent expert peer review;
• Funding across all disciplines, from archaeology to zoology;
• Awards for bottom-up, non-directed research The programme provides outstanding fellows with the opportunity to develop publications connected to their PhD research or to develop a new research project in their chosen area of interest or one that significantly expands on their PhD. Pioneering proposals addressing new and emerging fields of research or those introducing creative, innovative approaches are welcomed. Proposals of an interdisciplinary nature are also encouraged as it is recognised that advancing fundamental understanding is achieved by integrating information, techniques, tools and perspectives from two or more disciplines.
An applicant must have either graduated or have been certified as having fulfilled all the requirements for the award of a doctoral degree, including the submission of the hardbound corrected thesis, within the five year period between 31 May 2014 and 31 May 2019.
What we offer
a salary of €31,275 per annum
employer’s PRSI contribution of €3,395 per annum (10.85% of salary)
employer’s pension contribution, where applicable, of €6,255 per annum (20% of salary)
eligible direct research expenses of €5,000 per annum
How to apply
Documentation related to the 2019 Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship call will be released shortly. All participants must create and submit their forms via the online system.
Please note that the timings provided here are indicative and may be subject to change.
If you do not find the answer to your query in the call documentation, you should contact the research office in your proposed institution which will provide information and clarification on the call.
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