For Fellowships

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions contain a range of opportunities for researchers at all career stages to either apply for their own individual funding, or to join an existing large-scale programme funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.

What research areas are funded?

All areas of research are covered by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, including STEM subjects and the social sciences, humanities and economic sciences.

Opportunities for Research Students

At present, there are no opportunities for students to apply directly to the Commission for individual funding from the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. Instead, students can look for studentship vacancies in an Innovative Training Network/Doctoral Network or COFUND Doctoral Programme, where they can begin or expand on their research, and gain complementary and transferable skills training to support doctoral or masters’ degree studies. Vacancies for studentships (termed “Early-Stage” or “First-Stage” Researchers) are posted on EURAXESS Jobs.

The Irish Marie Skłodowska-Curie Office is jointly operated by the Irish Universities Association and the Irish Research Council. The IRC offer a number of funding opportunities including IRC Postgraduate Funding schemes.

Opportunities for Experienced Researchers

Researchers holding a PhD can apply for their own Marie Skłodowska-Curie individual funding via the Postdoctoral Fellowships Scheme. There is an annual call for Postdoctoral Fellowships.

Experienced Researchers can also apply for a personal fellowship from one of the over 200 COFUND Fellowship Programmes operating across Europe.  These programmes are operated by national funding agencies or research organisations, supported by co-funding from the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. Open Calls in COFUND schemes are published on EURAXESS Jobs.

Details of COFUND programmes offering fellowships in Ireland are outlined in the table below.

ProgrammeManaging BodyResearch AreasWebsite
HUMAN+TCDInformation sciences, arts and
TLRH – Visiting Research FellowsTrinity Long Room HubArts &
SPARKLE Fellowship ProgrammeIPIC Centre, University College CorkPhotonics research spanning materials, devices, integration and systems.elite-sparkle
Career-FIT PLUS fellowship programme Enterprise Ireland STEM
INTEGRATE Doctoral programme NUI GalwayIntegrative
Research Leaders 2025TeagascAgricultural
CAROLINEIrish Research CouncilAll research
PROCESS: Engineering Solutions for the Process IndustrySSPC, PMTC & DPTC @University of LimerickHybrid Processing; Process Modelling, Control & PAT; Bulk Solids; Heat & Momentum Transfer; Mass Transfer
Smart 4.0 Fellowship ProgrammeConfirm Centre, University of LimerickSmart Manufacturing
ELITE-S Fellowship ProgrammeADAPT Centre @ DCURegulation and Compliance
Content Analytics and Content Preservation
Data and Process Management
EDGEAmber, ADAPT & Connect Centres @ Trinity College
MedTrainCúram Centre @ National University of Ireland GalwayMedical
APEXAPC Microbiome IrelandGut microbiota in human health and
ALECSLERO Centre @ University of
ADMIRETrinity College DublinAdvanced materials
DevelopMedUniversity College DublinPrecision