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Marie Curie Day @ UCD – Programme of Events

Marie CurieMarie Curie Research Schemes support researchers across all disciplines and at all career stages. Based in the new Student Centre, Marie Curie Research Schemes @ UCD will celebrate UCD's success in Marie Curie schemes and will provide a great opportunity for the UCD community, from PhD student to Professor, to explore the opportunities available through Marie Curie funding from the perspectives of career development, intersectoral and international collaboration, and expertise & leadership.

There is no cost to attend the events, however, registration is required. To register, please email indicating which events you wish to attend. Please note the evening event is ticketed and registration is through eventbrite.


All Day Marie Curie Funded Researchers Poster Exhibition
UCD Student Centre Foyer
10-11.30am Marie Curie for Careers: Exploring the Marie Curie Fellowship experience and what Marie Curie Fellowships can do for your career.
Garret Fitzgerald Debating Chamber

Moderator: Dr Emer Cunningham, Graduate Education Development Manager, UCD Graduate Studies

- Dr Nicole Grimes, Music
- Dr Nora Khaldi, Medicine & Medical Science
- Dr James McDermott, Business
- Dr James Matthews, History & Archives
- Dr Anna Jones, Geography, Planning & Environmental Policy
- Prof Jennifer McElwain, Biology & Environmental Science
11.30am–12.30pm Meet the Fellows – Poster Display
Coffee in the foyer area and a chance to meet the fellows behind the posters!
2–3.30pm Marie Curie for Collaboration: Exploring the benefits of being involved in Marie Curie international exchange and intersectoral schemes and how to identify and approach the right partners.
Garret Fitzgerald Debating Chamber

Moderator: Dr Ciara Leonard, Innovation Project Manager, UCD Innovation
- Dr Gemma Irvine, Irish Research Council
- Dr Harutyan Shahumyan, Geography, Planning & Environmental Policy
- Dr Ciaran McNally, Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering
- Dr Brian Kelly, Pioneer Scientific Consulting
3.45–4.45pm Marie Curie for Expertise & Leadership: Exploring where involvement in Marie Curie Schemes can lead in terms of capacity building, network building and future funding opportunities
Garret Fitzgerald Debating Chamber

Moderator: Triona McCormack, Director, Institutes & Programmes, UCD Research
- Prof Colm O’Donnell & Dr Carlos Esquerre Fernandez, Biosystems Engineering
- Prof Chris Bean, Geological Sciences
- Mr Justin Synnott, EU Research Office
4th Floor O’Brien Science Centre, UCD

Public Lecture “Highlighting the Humanities: The Quest for Musical Knowledge"
Dr Nicole Grimes, Marie Curie Fellow, UCD School of Music & University of California, Irvine

Followed by Wine Reception & Music by the UCD Symphony Orchestra String Quartet

This is a ticketed event – to register go to