IRC Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) COFUND Postdoctoral Fellowship
The IRC Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) COFUND Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme entitled CAROLINE – ‘Collaborative Research Fellowships for a Responsive and Innovative Europe’ will provide experienced researchers** with an opportunity to obtain a prestigious research mobility and career development Fellowship. Successful candidates will carry out research either in Ireland or abroad and will gain inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary exposure through this programme.
CAROLINE fellowships will support suitably qualified experienced researchers in any discipline to:
conduct research relevant to the overarching theme of global sustainable development as set out under the United Nations 2030 Agenda for shared economic prosperity, social development, and environmental protection2;
engage in international collaboration with suitable non-governmental organisations (NGOs) or international organisations (IOs);
experience and benefit from international mobility;
avail of relevant training and career development opportunities;
increase their chances of gaining a future senior research position, including in
the non-academic sector.
Value of the Award
The amount of the award is individually calculated based on Marie Curie Individual Fellowships rates and the applicable country correction coefficients. The indicative total Fellowship value is approximately €95k per annum consisting of:
- Estimated salary range of between €53k-€55k per annum (€69k-€72k per annum will be paid to the Irish main host institution which will include the employers PRSI and pension contributions). The specific salary under each Fellowship will depend on the location of the Fellow;
- Family allowance where applicable of €500 per month;
- Estimated contribution to direct research costs of €9,600 per annum;
- Paid maternity leave in line with Irish policy;
- Health insurance for those not qualifying for EHIC Card;
- Estimated contribution to partner organisation for overheads €1,752 per annum
To broaden and enrich skills base of CAROLINE Fellows, the IRC will host research and career training programmes. This will support Fellows to develop their communication skills, work effectively with diverse stakeholders and understand how to translate research into policy and practice, as well as project and enhance the impact of the work they do.
Information about NGOs/IOs that have registered interest in parcitipating in the scheme will be available on this page soon.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 713279.