Postdoctoral opportunities

Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme

This scheme provides funding across all disciplines for early-career researchers based in Ireland.

Next call to open soon, deadline expected in November. Please see http://research.ie/funding/goipd/?f=postdoctoral

Maria-Sklowdowska Curie Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships

Please see here for updated list of available schemes http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/apply/calls_en

Royal Society International Exchanges Program


Royal Society University Research Fellowship

This scheme is for outstanding scientists wishing to be based at an institution in the UK or ROI who are in the early stages of their research career and have the potential to become leaders in their field. Call open in summer 2017. Deadline is 4th of September. Please see https://royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/grants/university-research/


PhD opportunities

Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship 2018

This scheme supports suitably qualified students intending to pursue full-time research in any discipline. The scholarship provides a stipend of €16000 per annum plus fees plus research expenses of up to €2250 per annum. Application deadline is 1st November 2017. Please see http://research.ie/funding/goipg/.


MRes opportunities

The MRes in Geological Sciences is a full-time programme running over 12 months from the date of first registration for the programme. Applications will be accepted for a start date in October or January. The programme consists of (a) a major research thesis and (b) taught modules on generic and transferable skills, with an emphasis on scientific writing, oral presentations, and general research skills.

Prospective students interested in carrying out a palaeontology-based MRes are advised to contact Dr Maria McNamara and the Programme Coordinator (Prof. Andy Wheeler: a.wheeler@ucc.ie). For further information see https://www.ucc.ie/en/bees/courses/postgrad/.