New Community Engaged Irish Research Council - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowships


Dear colleagues,

Campus Engage would like to draw you attention to a new Irish Research Council - Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral Fellowship programme, due to open for applications in September 2016.
The programme is entitled CAROLINE – ‘Collaborative Research Fellowships for a Responsive and Innovative Europe’. 50 Fellowships over two Calls are proposed.
Preparations for the implementation of the programme are now underway, including reaching out to the IO and NGO community in Ireland and abroad to flag the programme and register expressions of interest. The Council engaged with the IO and NGO community in the development of the proposal and received strong support for and interest in hosting a Fellow as part of the programme.
If you or your colleagues are interested in applying, we highly recommend that you start dialogue with potential community based partners, or higher education staff member as soon as possible to plan an application.
Inter-sectoral exposure will be key to the new programme. CAROLINE will aim to attract experienced researchers from 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 protection, and that involves collaboration between the academic sector and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) or international organisations (IOs).
There will be two types of Fellowships under CAROLINE:
International Fellowships (Three Years)
Researchers awarded with an International Fellowship will spend the first two years at a partner NGO or IO outside Ireland, with a mandatory return year at a Research Performing Organisation in Ireland, with the potential for additional local secondments to an NGO or IO.
Irish Fellowships (Two Years)
Researchers awarded with an Irish Fellowship will be hosted by a Research Performing Organisation in Ireland for two years, with mandatory secondments during this time to NGO or IO partners for research and/or training.
A range of further information and promotional measures to raise awareness of the programme among Irish and overseas researchers are in development by the IRC and we recommend that you keep an eye on the IRC website:
For further information contact:
Irish Research Council,
First Floor, Brooklawn House,
Crampton Avenue (off Shelbourne Road) Ballsbridge,
Dublin 4,
Tel:  +353 (0) 1 231 5000
Fax: +353 (0) 1 231 5009