Overview of Fellowships

DevelopMed Fellowships are for experienced researchers of any nationality residing worldwide, seeking a prestigious career development fellowship based in one of four leading Irish universities. Fellowships include the opportunity to work closely with a number of relevant academic and non-academic partners of their choice and appropriate to their research, training and professional career development. Each fellowship will consist of three phases: an initial phase at the academic host, a secondment period (may be international) and a final return phase at the academic host organisation.

Fellowship Calls

DevelopMed Fellowships will be for a period of 3 years. Fellows will be recruited during two calls for proposals according to the following timelines:

Call 1

Commencing: 1st January 2021

Submission deadline: 31st March 2021

Expected start date: October 2021

Call 2

Launch: 1st September 2021

Submission deadline: 30th November 2021

Expected start date: June 2022

Employment Conditions

  • Successful Fellows will be employed by an Irish academic host institution for the entire duration of the Fellowship.
  • Fellows’ will receive very competitive gross salaries of €45,942 p.a. for single fellows or €51,345 for fellows who qualify for family allowance. This includes a gross mobility allowance of €7,024 per annum.
  • Fellows will be provided access to research, training & networking budgets including consumables (€15,000 annually), computing budget (€2,160) and travel budget (€2,700).
  • Fellows will receive a pension from their academic host institution and will have an option to join a private health insurance group scheme.

DevelopMed will provide adequate working conditions for the fellows in line with the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. 

The DevelopMed call dissemination and selection process will not discriminate on the basis of gender, nationality or any other ethical aspect and all academic host institutions have received the HR Excellence in Research Award in recognition of their ongoing commitment to adopting the principles of the Charter and Code. The DevelopMed programme aligns with the HR and working condition principles outlined in the Charter and Code to ensure research freedom, ethics, professional responsibility and attitude, contractual and legal obligations, accountability, dissemination and outreach, public engagement and supervisory duties, and excellent working environments for all recruited fellows.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 945425

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