• TOPMed10
    Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions COFUND Programme

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria


  • Must be experienced researchers as per the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions definition: at the time of the deadline for submission of applications, applicants must be in possession of a doctoral degree or, if the applicant has does not have a doctoral degree and is not in the process of completing one, they should have at least 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience
  • Must have 0-3 years additional research experience order to be eligible for a Level I fellowship (not including career breaks)
  • Must be have 3+ years additional research experience in order to be eligible for a Level II fellowship (not including career breaks)
  • At the time of the deadline of the call, applicants must have not resided in Ireland for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the deadline for submission date (compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account)
  • May not be already permanently employed at UCD


  • Must be within the TOPMed10 research areas and identify a TOPMed10 PI
  • Must be complete and in English
  • Must be received by UCD through the online admission system on or before the deadline
  • Must include completed Ethics section, as outlined in the fellowship application form
  • Must adhere to the ethical rules of UCD and the European Union Horizon 2020 research programme


  • Fellowship must be implemented in UCD with a UCD PI

Secondment Host (if applicable)

  • Must be able to provide a suitable research and training environment for the applicant, including access to research facilities and appropriate supervision
  • Must be comparable to UCD in regard to the standard of research excellence
  • Must be an organisation in academic, industry or government sector