UCD researchers secure prestigious MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships
Posted 13 April, 2022
Some 1,156 experienced post-doctoral researchers are to be supported with projects within the European Union, or countries associated to Horizon Europe, as well as in the United States, China, Canada and Australia.
The MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships, the EU's flagship fellowship program for researchers, are intended to allow individual researchers to work on original and personalised research projects, while developing their skills through advanced training, international, interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral mobility.
A total of €242 million has been invested in the Fellows to work at top universities, research centres, private organisations and small and medium-sized enterprises in Europe and the rest of the world.
The seven postdoctoral researchers at UCD awarded MSCA Fellowships are
- Fellow: Dr James Little
Mentor: Professor Emilie Pine, UCD School of English, Drama and Film.
CONFINED - Mapping Literary Representations of Coercive Confinement in Ireland, from the Mid-Nineteenth Century to the Present.
- Fellow: Dr Shane O’Donnell
Mentor: Professor Susi Geiger, UCD School of Business.
COMMONS - The patient-led commonification of healthcare? The case of DIY-Diabetes, an ethnographic study.
- Fellow: Dr Mina Hosseini
Mentor: Professor Imelda Maher, UCD Sutherland School of Law.
COMPHACRISIS - The enforcement of EU Competition Law in the pharmaceutical sector: Before, during, and after a health crisis (learning from the COVID-19 Pandemic).
- Fellow: Dr Francesco Quatrini
Mentor: Associate Professor Katherine O'Donnell, UCD School of Philosophy.
EuWoRD - European Women and Religious Dissent: The Advent of Modernity and the Democratic Public Sphere.
- Fellow: Dr Leticia Villalba Benito
Mentor: Dr Gary Brennan, UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science.
MethylMiR, the microRNA-m6A epitranscriptome - Integrative analysis of its role in normal brain behaviour and the development of epilepsy.
- Fellow: Dr Helen Newsome
Mentor: Professor Danielle Clarke, UCD School of English, Drama and Film.
THEQUEENSPOST, The Queens’ Post - The form, function, and power of Early Tudor queens' correspondence.
- Fellow: Dr Ikenna Ebuenyi
Mentors: Professor Eilish McAuliffe, UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems, and Dr Manasi Kumar.
WAYSIDE - Wellbeing and Employability for Youths with Psychosocial Disabilities through Digital Technologies.
More information on the projects of the seven postdoctoral researchers at UCD awarded MSCA Fellowships is available here.
The European Research Executive Agency (REA) received 8356 applications for this round of MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships.
Of those awarded, female applicants represented 43% of the awardees, with the field of social sciences and humanities making up nearly a quarter of the projects selected to receive funding.
The next call for MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships will open on 12 May 2022.
By: David Kearns, Digital Journalist / Media Officer, UCD University Relations (with materials from Caroline Byrne, UCD Research and Innovation)