Information on CAROLINE – Collaborative Research Fellowships for a Responsive and Innovative Europe

CAROLINE is a POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP programme co-financed by the Irish Research Council and the European Commission under Marie Curie Sklodowska Actions COFUND. The programme is entitled CAROLINE - ‘Collaborative Research Fellowships for a Responsive and Innovative Europe’.

Information on CAROLINE is available via slide deck here.

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The initiative 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 will attract experienced researchers from any discipline to conduct research relevant to the themes of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for shared economic prosperity, social development, and environmental protection. The 17 goals within Agenda 2030 are relevant for researchers across all academic disciplines and will be of interest to researchers with diverse career objectives in mind, including those within academia, civic society, and industry.

A key feature of the programme is collaboration between the academic sector, non-governmental organisations and international organisations.The scope of potential organisations for inter-sectoral collaboration in terms of their mission is intended to be broad, and will speak to one or more of the goals under Agenda 2030. Potential partner organisations are not limited to ‘development-orientated’ NGOs or those working in support of developing countries.

*For the purpose of the scheme, “Experienced researchers” are defined as those who are in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience.

The Council held a webinar on Friday 13 May 2016 for prospective applicants, Research Officers, as well as representatives of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and international organisations (IOs). The webinar’s recording is available to view here.

Full terms and conditions of the scheme will be published in due course.

UN Resolution “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”

Calls

There will be two calls under the CAROLINE programme. The first call will open in mid-October 2016 and the second call will open in May 2017. There will be 25 fellowships awarded in each call.