Eligibility Criteria

Applicant Requirements


Applicants must be Experienced Researchers as per the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions definition:

  • Applicants must be in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years full-time equivalent research experience at time of the call deadline.

Applicants may be of any nationality.

Applicants must either have working proficiency of the English language or must be fluent in English.

Please note that:
Full-time equivalent research experience is measured from the date when the researcher obtained the degree entitling him/her to embark on a doctorate; even if a doctorate was never started or envisaged.

The deadline for the first call for proposals is 22nd February 2018.

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of their proficiency in the English language.


Transnational Mobility Requirements


Applicants must comply with the programme’s transnational mobility requirements:

Mobility requirements for general applications: 

  • Applicants may not have resided or carried out their main activity (e.g. work, study) in the Republic of Ireland for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the call deadline.

Mobility requirements for career restart and reintegration applications:

  • Applicants may not have resided or carried out their main activity (e.g. work, study) in the Republic of Ireland for more than 3 years in the 5 years immediately prior to the call deadline.
Please note that:
In order to be considered within the ‘career restart’ category, the applicant must have undertaken a career break in research (i.e. must not have been active in research) for at least 12 months immediately prior to the call deadline.

In order to be considered within the ‘reintegration’ category, the applicant must be a national or long-term resident of an EU Member State or Associated Country.

Whilst a relaxed mobility requirement will apply for ‘career restart’ and ‘reintegration applications, there will only be one selection process for a given call for proposals (i.e. separate selection panels will not exist for ‘career restart’ and/or ‘reintegration’ applications).

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 754489.