Researchers at Risk

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) enable displaced researchers moving to Europe to continue their careers through the provision of funding and support.

As a MSCA programme, ALECS will support applications from researchers who are at risk, displaced by conflict, or whose situation makes it difficult for them to pursue their research careers. Support will be provided on a case by case basis, both during the application process and during the fellowship programme. 

Available support may include:

  • Application submission by post where online application requirements may discriminate against the researcher’s circumstances.
  • Application of the eligibility criteria appropriately to ensure researchers who have suspended their activities whilst seeking refugee status are not disadvantaged.

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR APPLICANTS WHO HAVE APPLIED FOR REFUGEE STATUS IN IRELAND:  The time spent in the refugee status application process will not count as time resident in Ireland. 


Get in Touch

Researchers at risk are encouraged to discuss the support available with the ALECS management team. 


  • Lero – The Irish Software Research Centre, Tiernery Building, University of Limerick, Ireland.
  • alecs@lero.ie
  • 00 353 61 233 637

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.