APEX Marie Sklodowska-Curie COFUND Fellowship, Ireland 2019

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Last Updated On : 04-04-2019   Posted By : Admin

APC Microbiome Ireland is offering a postdoctoral APEX (APC Postdoctoral Excellence) fellowship APEX Marie Sklodowska-Curie COFUND Fellowship, Ireland 2019 to experienced researchers anywhere in the world. The aim of APEX is to develop the next generation of international scientific leaders who will gain hands-on experience and develop cross-disciplinary and entrepreneurial skills through individual research projects with a mandatory secondment to a non-academic research partner during their two years of fellowship. The program expects fellows who are seeking a prestigious career development fellowship in research of the gut microbiota and their role in human health and disease.

  • APEX Marie Sklodowska-Curie COFUND Fellowship, Ireland 2019

    To be eligible, the applicant must:

    • Be an experienced researcher at the application call deadline (9th April 2019) and be in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience in academia or industry
    • Be incoming fellows to Ireland to fulfil the mobility requirements
    • Not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the Republic of Ireland for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the call deadline
    • Possess good English language skills

    Find more details here.


    This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 754535. The candidates selected for the programme will receive a fellowship for carrying out research in Ireland.

    How can you apply?

    Follow the steps below to apply for the fellowship:

    Step 1: Visit the web page here and read the APEX Guidelines (Application Guidelines Call 2 2019).
    Step 2: Check eligibility and ensure whether the candidate has the necessary research experience and if he/she complies with the programme’s mobility requirements.
    Step 3: Complete the Expression of Interest template EoI and send it to the APEX Programme Manager at APEX@ucc.ie. 
    Step 4: Identify a potential host supervisor from the academic supervisors listed on this website. Following submission, a letter of support from the host supervisor is required in order for the proposal to progress to peer-review. 
    Step 5: Prepare the research project proposal.
    Step 6: Submit the research project proposal and documents by email to APEX@ucc.ie before the call deadline.

Selection Criteria
  • Fellows will be recruited via an internationally advertised open call for proposals.
  • The selection process will include an international peer review followed by an interview stage.
Terms and Conditions
  • Fellowships will be offered in the four core APC research areas of
    • Microbes to Molecules
    • Diet and Microbes at the Extremes of Life
    • Brain-Gut-Microbiota Axis
    • Host-Microbe Dialogue
  • APEX applicants will have the freedom to choose their research topic (within the remit of the APC), their supervisor and their secondment organization.
  • The total duration of each fellowship is two years, commencing October 2018 (Call 1) and October 2019 (Call 2).

This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by June, 2024. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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