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The Irish Marie Skłodowska-Curie Office is operated in partnership with and sponsored by the Irish Research Council.

This strategic partnership is based around six objectives:

1.  Increasing the leverage of national funding

2.  Academic and Non-Academic Collaboration

3.  Research Career and Policy Development

4.  Marie Skłodowska-Curie Co-funding

5.  Targeted Workshops

6.  Humanities and Social Sciences


The post of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Programme Manager (SFI Projects) is sponsored by Science Foundation Ireland.

This strategic partnership is based around seven targets:

1. Increasing the leverage of SFI funding into Horizon 2020

2. Ensuring that all SFI Centres use the COFUND scheme to co-finance doctoral, post-doctoral and more senior positions in SFI Centres

3. Making strategic use of the Individual Fellowships scheme to increase the recruitment of early, mid and late career talent to SFI Centres and to upskill existing talent by placing SFI-funded researchers in key locations worldwide, then returning them to their home organisation in Ireland

4. Expanding international and inter-sectoral collaboration in research training using the ITN (Innovative Training Networks) Scheme, in particular the European Industrial Doctorate programme, which requires close industry-academic collaboration.

5. Increasing the level and scope of international and inter-sectoral collaborations using the RISE (Research & Innovation Staff Exchange) scheme.

6. Enhancing the public engagement and societal outreach activities of SFI Centres

7. Undertaking national and international promotion targeted at SFI Centres