36 month Postdoctoral Fellowships in Future Networks & Communications


Invite for Fellowship Proposals, 36 month Postdoctoral Fellowships in Future Networks & Communications, based in Ireland: EDGE MSCA COFUND


EDGE is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie COFUND Action, led by Trinity College Dublin on behalf of 10 Irish academic institutions of excellence. EDGE will award Fellowships to 71 high-calibre post-doctoral researchers, who will relocate to Ireland to join expert supervisors in the ICT and Materials fields. Fellows will work on a research project of their own design, and are invited to submit proposals to work under one of the supervisors listed on our website, www.edge-research.eu.

EDGE Fellowships are for experienced researchers from any country. EDGE aims to form the next generation of thought leaders in ICT research, and promote engagement with industry - all the top 10 ICT companies are present in Ireland. Skills training and career development are integral to the programme.

EDGE Supervisors in the Future Networks & Communications theme are affiliated with the CONNECT Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centre. The Fellowship will be hosted by the Supervisor’s institute.

Researchers with a PhD (or at least 4 years of equivalent research experience) can apply by submitting a research proposal before 1st December 2016 (Call 1), after reviewing the information and proposal templates on our website.

3 Fellowship Levels are available, with generous awards based on experience and situation - see http://edge-research.eu/fellowships/remuneration/

Additional allowances / support


Family allowance if eligible; comprehensive training and development programme provided. Additional resources are available to support specific circumstances - see website.

Eligibility criteria


For call 1, at the time of recruitment (3rd April 2017), applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies) in Ireland for more than 12 months in the previous 3 years.

On 1st Dec 2016, applicants must be in possession of a doctoral degree or due to complete prior to recruitment, or they should have at least 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience.

Full criteria see: http://edge-research.eu/application-process/eligibility-criteria/

Selection process


Via an open call for research proposals aligned with the EDGE themes. The supervisor must be approached first to gain their support, and named on application. Selection will be through independent peer review followed by interview.

Programme Description


International mobility required? Yes
Eligible destination country/ies for fellows: Ireland
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residence: All
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/ies: All

Career Stage

  1. PhD+ 0-4 yrs (New Post-Doc),
  2. PhD+ 4-6 yrs (Post-Doc Fellow),
  3. 3. PhD+ >6 yrs (Senior Fellow)

Employment contract with full social security: yes
Currency: euro
Covers salary: yes
Covers research costs: yes



Richard Twohig, EDGE Programme Manager: rtwohig@tcd.ie

edge-research.eu // connectcentre.ie

For up to date information follow @EDGEFellowships on Twitter

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 713567.

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