DevelopMed Call 2 Now Open

Call 2 of the ‘Developing the Next Generation of Research Leaders in Precision Oncology’ (DevelopMed) Marie Sklodowska-Curie COFUND Programme is now officially open and runs until the 30th of November 2021. The Programme offers prestigious Precision Oncology Fellowships to experienced researchers at the early stage of their career.

DevelopMed, which is coordinated by Systems Biology Ireland (SBI) in UCD, entails an EU investment of €1.32 million. DevelopMed is a training programme which will support the development of high calibre research fellows who are at an early stage of their careers. Fellows will be conducting research throughout Ireland in Precision Oncology within the themes of Diagnostics, Therapeutics & Drug Development and the Tumour Microenvironment. Proposals may be in basic or applied research topics broadly classified within the aforementioned precision oncology themes (e.g. computational modelling, nutrition, obesity, machine learning, immunology etc). Institutions hosting fellows include University College Dublin, the National University of Ireland Galway, University College Cork and the RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences.

The aim of DevelopMed is to develop the next generation of skilled researchers who will gain hands-on experience developing cross-disciplinary and entrepreneurial skills through individual research projects with a mandatory 3-6 month secondment at an accredited research organisation (academic, industrial, clinical and/or charity sectors) during their fellowship. Information on eligibility criteria for applicants can be found here.

Furthermore, the DevelopMed programme supports gender equality in research and innovation. All DevelopMed academic partners have signed the Athena SWAN Charter, established to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in research.

To learn more about the DevelopMed programme, the application process and how to apply visit

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