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HUMAN+ Fellowship Programme

    Trinity College Dublin
    Computer science
    Cultural studies
    Educational sciences
    Information science
    Juridical sciences
    Language sciences
    Religious sciences
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    Established Researcher (R3)
    Leading Researcher (R4)
    19/08/2022 23:00 - Europe/London
    Ireland › Dublin
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND


HUMAN+ is an international and interdisciplinary fellowship programme led by the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute and ADAPT, the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Digital Content Innovation at Trinity College Dublin, and supported by the prestigious European Commission (EC) Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Action. It will recruit up to 18 experienced researchers for a 2-year post-doctoral programme and unique research and training space.

HUMAN+ seeks to recruit world leading researchers with a background in either Computer Science & Engineering or Arts & Humanities, who understand technology as well as humanistic principles to conduct two-year postdoctoral research fellowships in Ireland addressing human centric approaches to technology development.

To achieve this, HUMAN+ research topics are divided into two research strands which the applicant must choose between at the application stage.

Strand 1- Questions that consider technological developments from the humanistic perspective

Strand 2- Research for the development of computing technology with insights informed by the Arts and Humanities 

About the Trinity Long Room Hub

Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute (TLRH) was established by TCD in 2006 to advance interdisciplinary research in the arts and humanities and is strategically placed to do so, operating across 9 schools as well as the college library. The TLRH provides leadership in positioning the arts and humanities at the centre of approaches to tackling complex societal challenges and developing interdisciplinary & transdisciplinary approaches. It has extensive experience in securing external funding to lead and partner on innovative research projects and public humanities programmes. It provides supports to early career researchers across Arts and Huminites schools at TCD. As one of TCD’s five flagship research institutes, the TLRH supports established research themes and emerging areas which draw on a critical mass of collaborative research from across the university: creative arts practice; digital humanities; identities in transformation; making ireland; manuscript, book and print cultures; neurohumanities, medical and health humanities, environmental humanities, the crises of democracy, and what it means to be human. As a vocal advocate for public humanities over 200,000 people over the last decade have attended free public events in the TLRH and it has achieved an online global reach of over 1 million through the Hub’s podcasts, live streaming, social media and website.


About the ADAPT centre 

ADAPT’s research vision is to pioneer new forms of proactive, scalable, and integrated AI-driven Digital Media Technology that empower individuals and society to engage in digital experiences with control, inclusion, and accountability with the long-term goal of a balanced digital society by 2030. ADAPT is pioneering new Human Centric AI techniques and technologies including personalisation, natural language processing, data analytics, intelligent machine translation human-computer interaction, as well as setting the standards for data governance, privacy, and ethics for digital content. ADAPT’s breakthrough technologies and research applications in Media Interaction, Digital Humanities, Health, Data governance, and Fintech are being applied across multiple Industry domains, expertly facilitated through the ADAPT Design & Innovation Lab (dLab) to deliver product and service innovation. ADAPT’s international research leadership, research excellence, industry collaborations, multidisciplinary outlook, strategic national position and the opportunities arising from its scale, make our researchers highly sought after for collaboration and highly competitive in international funding programmes and has competitively won over 40 European Research Projects.

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Recruited Fellows will:

• Be provided with a 24-month fully paid Fellowship based in either the Trinity Long Room Hub or the ADAPT Centre

• Be supported by a dedicated multidisciplinary and intersectoral supervisory team consisting of a Primary Supervisor from their chosen disciplinary area, a Co-Supervisor from the alternate strand and an enterprise mentor from their secondment organisation.

• Deepen their disciplinary expertise while developing their interdisciplinary competencies through being trained in the methodologies and theoretical foundations of the arts and humanities and information sciences alike.

• Benefit from structured career development planning.

• Undertake transferable skills training.

• Undertake a mandatory secondment in the non-academic sector during their Fellowship lasting between three to six months, integrating an important inter-sectoral component into the programme and ensuring that the skills and knowledge that Fellows develop are relevant and promote job readiness in sectors including but also outside academia.

• Participate in a ‘Future Lab’ which will bring the fellows together to test, learn, invent, co-create, and build solutions in response to problems set by our enterprise partners at the beginning of the fellowship

Eligibility criteria

  • Applicants may be of any nationality 
  • Applicants must be an Experienced Researcher in a research area that is relevant to the HUMAN+ research strand they are aligning their application to
  • Applicants must be fluent in English (written and spoken)
  • Applicants must NOT have resided or carried out their main activity in the Republic of Ireland for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to call deadline.A relaxed mobility rule is applied for career restart and reintegration (check the "Guide for Applicants" on the HUMAN+ website for more information)
  • Applicants must have the agreement of a HUMAN+ supervisor to act as supervisor on their project (see website for full list of HUMAN+ supervisors)

Selection process

The following stages will take place once the call closes:

  1. Stage 1 - Eligibility check - applications will first be checked for completeness, eligibility and ethics. To be confirmed within 5 working days of the application cut-off date
  2. Stage 2: International Peer Review Process - All eligible applications will undergo independent, international peer review. Each proposal will be evaluated by two independent reviewers. Applications will be scored and ranked according to the HUMAN+ Evaluation Criteria. 
  3. Stage 3: Interview - The set of top ranked applicants will be invited to interviews 
  4. Stage 4: Fellowship award

Additional comments

Financial Allowances

The financial allowances offered by the HUMAN+ fellowship programme are outlined below. This table is for guidance only. Please see the HUMAN+ Guide for Applicants for for more information.

Financial Allowances per year are provided below. HUMAN+ are 2 year fellowships. 

Living Allowance per year

Mobility Allowance per year 

Family Allowance (if applicable) per year


In effect the total gross allowances for fellows with family obligations is €53,947 per year while the total gross allowances for fellows without family is €48,544 per year. This salary will be paid monthly as a salary. All Fellows will be appointed as Trinity staff for the duration of their contract and receive the same pension and social security benefits as all Trinity employees. For more information on the eligibility of the family allowance, please see the Guide for Applicants on the HUMAN+ website here:  https://humanplus.ie/


Offer Requirements

    ENGLISH: Excellent


Applicants must be an Experienced Researcher in a research area that is of relevance to the HUMAN+ research strand they are applying to, i.e. applicants applying to strand 1 and strand 2 must at the time of the application cut-off date have a PhD or have at least 4 years full-time equivalent (FTE) research experience (in academia or industry) in a research area that is relevant to their chosen strand.

FTE research experience is measured from the date when a researcher obtained the degree which would formally entitle him or her to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited or seconded, irrespective of whether or not a doctorate is or was ever envisaged. Research Experience is defined as a role where the primary driver is research rather than commercial gain. For example, a position in a group that conducts research for the purpose of publication or generation of intellectual property. Purely teaching positions are not considered research experience. Any parental leave periods do not count towards the time of research experience. Research Experience is proven by a work contract, a scholarship, a study certificate etc.

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EURAXESS offer ID: 691452


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