University of Limerick will this year welcome five new Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellows.
Three of the fellowships will be based at Bernal Institute in the Faculty of Science and Engineering and one each based in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and Faculty of Education and Health sciences.
These awards at UL have increased steadily in the past few years from one fellowship in 2016 and 2017, to three in 2018 and five in both in 2019 and 2020.
Professor Norelee Kennedy, Vice President Research at UL, said; “The European Commission received more than 11,500 proposals in the latest round of applications and across Europe around 12% of the applications were successful. UL’s success rate of 22% demonstrates the talent and hard work of our postdoctoral scholars, their mentors and dedicated support from the Research Office.”
Professor Kennedy added: “The success achieved is a witness to the strategic investment of the University in initiatives that support the attraction of Limerick for first-class research in Ireland as well as internationally.”
Meet the MCSA fellows:
Would you like to apply in 2021? Find out more here.
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowships are salary and mobility funds for researchers who want to enhance their career through an academic residency abroad. The programme is part of the EU’s Horizon Europe research framework programme. Researchers apply for grants in collaboration with the academic host teams in which they will be working. The fellow conducts research at a European or worldwide institution for 12–24 months, or 36 months in the case of a global fellowship. This EU grant is valued at around €200,000 per fellowship.
A new announcement for the fellowship grants is expected in April 2021, with an application deadline in early September.
Contact your supervisor at your faculty or department to apply.
For the Marie Curie call each year UL organises an intensive training aimed at selected candidates for the Marie Curie Individual Fellowships scholarships who choose Limerick as their research host. Each spring, the selected participants meet their research groups at the University, learn about the research infrastructures and take part in specific training learning the most effective ways to submit their application.