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Two Councils become one. The mission of the Irish Research Council is to enable and sustain a vibrant and creative research community in Ireland. OVERVIEW OF MANDATE. Investing in people:

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two councils become one
Two Councils become one

The mission of the Irish Research Council is to enable and sustain a vibrant and creative research community in Ireland

overview of mandate
OVERVIEW OF MANDATE
  • Investing in people:
    • ‘ … one central funding body for supporting individual researchers at all stages of their career development, with a particular focus on early career development’
    • ‘…embedding structure and transferable employment skills in our graduates’ experiences…..incl. facilitating employer collaboration
  • Investing in Ideas
  • ….cover the full range of disciplines
  • ….encourage independent exploratory research
  • ….build on the synergies between disciplines
  • Policy advisory role - postgraduate education and research
elevate postdoctoral programme
Elevate postdoctoral Programme
  • Encouraging international and inter-sectoral mobility of postdoctoral researchers
  • Giving postdoctoral researchers an insight into business aspects of research and innovation.
  • Facilitate research collaboration, knowledge transfer and networking between Irish based Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and international host (e.g. enterprise, social or cultural organisations, NGO).
  • Project is agreed between HEI and international host and IP agreement signed at start
  • Open to SMEs and multinationals
elevate postdoctoral programme1
Elevate postdoctoral Programme
  • Marie Curie 3-year Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards
  • Years 1 & 2: based in international host (HEI or enterprise, social or cultural organisation, NGO)
  • Year 3: based in Irish HEI maintaining link to international host
  • 2 Calls – 1st Call closing early 2013: 20 awards covering all disciplines (10 non-academic awards).
  • – 2nd Call closing early 2014: 25 awards covering all disciplines (15 non-academic awards).
elevate finance
Elevate FINANCE
  • If international host is HEI:If international host is non-HEI:
  • 40% EU Commission funding 40% EU Commission funding
  • 60% IRC funding 30% IRC funding
  • 30% Host Partner funding
  • 3 year Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Total Award, circa €87,747 per annum x 3 = €263,241
  • Includes all costs of researcher (e.g. salary, mobility/travel allowance, pension, health insurance, contribution to research costs)
  • Cost to enterprise, circa €26,324 per annum x3 = €78,972.
  • Quarterly or annual invoices paid to the Irish Research Council in advance
  • Postdoctoral Researcher is an employee of the Irish HEI for the duration of the award
host commitment
Host Commitment
  • Eligible host organisations are research teams in HEIs or research locations that can demonstrate a sufficiently high international research reputation:
  • national research institutions
  • well-founded enterprise research facilities
  • social, cultural and non-government organisations (e.g. library, archive, museum, institute of scientific, cultural, social or economic relevance to the proposed project)
    • Capacity to provide professional guidance and mentoring to the individual researcher
    • Access to experimental facilities or data
    • If non-HEI, a commitment to co-fund at 30% for the duration of the award
researcher
Researcher
  • To be eligible, the applicant must:
  • Be an experienced researcher of any nationality (e.g. hold a PhD or have 4 years full-time equivalent research experience)
  • Be a resident of an EU or Associated Country, who is currently living in Ireland, but does not have to be an Irish citizen.
  • Have been an ER for no more than 5 years (career breaks of up to 5 years are taken into account).
  • Have spent no more than 40% of his/her time during their ER career period carrying out research outside Ireland
postgraduate scholarships
Postgraduate Scholarships

One call at start of year (further EPS call later in year)

All disciplines

Who eligible to apply (non-EU)

One start date – Oct 2013 (apart from EPS)

Duration (1 or 2 yr Masters; 3 or 4 yr PhD)

Structured PhD endorsement

Value of Award (Stipend €16k; Fees <€5,750)

Scoring (Project 50%, Applicant 30%, Environment 20%)

postdoctoral fellowships
Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • One call at start of year (further EPS call later in year)
  • All disciplines
  • Who eligible to apply (< 5 yrs)
  • One start date – Oct 2013 (apart from EPS)
  • Duration (1 or 2 yr Fellowship)
  • Value of Award (€31,275 + PRSI + Pension)
  • Scoring (Project 50%, Applicant 30%, Environment 20%)
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