CAROLINE MSCA COFUND Postdoctoral Fellowships*

*** CALL FOR CAROLINE PROPOSAL EVALUATORS ***

The Council is inviting international expert researchers from academic as well as non-academic sector with research interests related to the themes of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, to become independent expert evaluators for CAROLINE applications.

A key feature of CAROLINE is the collaboration between the academic sector, non-governmental organisations and international organisations. Expert researchers who wish to act as evaluators of submitted proposals should therefore ideally have prior experience with engaging with non-governmental organisations and international organisations. Prior experience with applying for research funding and assessing funding applications is desirable.

Please note that the Council's policy is to engage international evaluators only; experts affiliated with higher education institutions and other organisations based in Ireland are not eligible.

If you would like to become an evaluator, please send your CV and a brief letter outlining your relevant prior experience to caroline@research.ie .


*** SCHEME IS NOW CLOSED ***

Terms and Conditions for CAROLINE – ‘Collaborative Research Fellowships for a Responsive and Innovative Europe’ MSCA Co-funded 2017 call are available online here

Important dates

FAQ deadline

16:00 (Irish time) 21st November 2016

Applicant deadline

16:00 (Irish time) 30th November 2016

Referee, academic mentor, referee, secondment mentor and placement mentor deadline

16:00 (Irish time) 7th December 2016

Research office         endorsement deadline

16:00 (Irish time) 14th December 2016

“Time of recruitment”

31st March 2017

Scheme outcome

April 2017

Deadline for submission of agreements between home host organisations and main partner organisations to the Council

30th June 2017

Fellowships start date

1st October 2017

 

The IRC Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) COFUND Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme entitled CAROLINE – ‘Collaborative Research Fellowships for a Responsive and Innovative Europe’ will provide experienced researchers** with an opportunity to obtain a prestigious research mobility and career development Fellowship. Successful candidates will carry out research either in Ireland or abroad and will gain inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary exposure through this programme.

CAROLINE will attract experienced researchers from any discipline to conduct research relevant to the themes of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for shared economic prosperity, social development, and environmental protection. The 17 goals within Agenda 2030 are relevant for researchers across all academic disciplines and will be of interest to researchers with diverse career objectives in mind, including those within academia, civic society, and industry.

A key feature of the programme is collaboration between the academic sector, non-governmental organisations and international organisations. The scope of potential organisations for inter-sectoral collaboration in terms of their mission is intended to be broad, and will speak to one or more of the goals under Agenda 2030. Potential partner organisations are not limited to ‘development-orientated’ NGOs or those working in support of developing countries. 

*This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 713279.

**For the purpose of the scheme, “Experienced researchers” are defined as those who are in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience.

The Council held a webinar on Friday 13 May 2016 for prospective applicants, Research Officers, as well as representatives of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and international organisations (IOs). The webinar’s recording is available to view here.

UN Resolution “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”

 

Calls

There will be two calls under the CAROLINE programme. The first call is currently with the application deadline 30th November 2016.

The second call will open in 2017. There will be 25 fellowships awarded in each call.

Information for prospective applicants, mentors and referees

Information for NGOs/IOs interested in participating in the scheme