Postdoctoral opportunities

Irish Research Council — Laureate Awards Programme

The Irish Research Council has just launched the first call under their Laureate Awards programme. The Council is inviting applications from researchers at the early and mid-career level (Starting and Consolidator) in any field of research. This programme is linked to the ERC calls and, therefore, funding will be awarded on the basis solely of excellence, assessed through a rigorous and independent international peer-review process. It is anticipated that the award will enhance the potential for subsequent ERC success as a further career milestone. The award provides funding for up to 4 years and a maximum of €400,000.  Application deadline is the 29th of June 2017. Further details can be found here: http://www.research.ie/scheme/laureate-awards-programme.

Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme

The Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme provides funding across all disciplines for early-career researchers based in Ireland.

Call will open in summer 2017. Please see http://www.research.ie/funding/postdoctoral-funding.

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 will open in summer 2017. Please see https://royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/grants/university-research/


PhD opportunities

The Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme supports suitably qualified research master’s and doctoral candidates pursuing, or intending to pursue, full-time research in any discipline.

Call opens in summer 2017


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/.