Mandatory Industry Secondment

The mandatory industry secondment must be relevant to the fellow’s research project and to his/her career development. The eligible secondment hosts will be research performing non-academic organisations. The secondment will have between three-six month duration, which may be undertaken in a single period or split into shorter periods. Whilst the fellows’ main research must be carried out in Ireland, the secondment may be undertaken abroad.   

Whilst the research project proposal must indicate a plan for the secondment with its general details (e.g. type of organisation, proposed duration, timing, technical objective,), it is not mandatory to specify the exact secondment host at the application stage. Assistance will be provided to fellows who have not finalised a specific secondment host and secondment supervisor.


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.