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ALECS: a Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Fellowship at Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre

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    ALECS at Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre
    Mobility Incoming
    Formal sciences
    Professions and applied sciences
    Recognised Researcher (R2) (PhD holders or equivalent who are not yet fully independent)

Advanced Learning in Evolving Critical Systems (ALECS) is an innovative fellowship programme coordinated by Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre. The initiative is co-funded by the European Commission under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme (Grant agreement No. 754489) and by Science Foundation Ireland, through Lero.

The aim of the programme is to provide training and career development to the next generation of skilled computer science and software engineering researchers through providing international mobility and intersectoral exposure.

The programme will fund 26 fellowships for experienced software researchers who possess a PhD degree or who have at least four years full-time equivalent research experience in academia or industry at the call deadline. The first call for proposals may award 13 fellowships and its deadline is the 22nd February 2018.

All fellowships will be based in Ireland where fellows will be hosted by their ALECS academic supervisor’s university. The two-year fellowship will include an individual research project under the academic supervision of a Lero researcher and a mandatory 3-6 month industry secondment.

Applications are welcome from researchers of any nationality who comply with the programme's eligibility criteria. 

Research themes

  • Methods and standards for high integrity systems
  • Autonomous and adaptive systems
  • Software performance
  • Security and privacy

Please note these are broad research themes. See http://alecs.lero.ie/ for supervisors’ research interests within the aforementioned themes.

Eligibility criteria

On the 22nd Feb 2018, candidates must be in possession of a doctoral degree (PhD) or must have at least four years full-time equivalent research experience.

Applicants may not have resided or carried out their main activity (e.g. work, study) in Ireland for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the call deadline (22nd February, 2018). For career-restart and reintegration applications, a relaxed mobility rule applies.

Selection process

Fellows will be recruited via internationally adverstised open call for proposals. Selection process will include international peer review followed by an interview stage.

Additional allowances/support

Family allowance (if eligible); comprehensive training and career development programme provided.

For further programme details and for details on how to apply, please see http://alecs.lero.ie/.


Mariana Clohessy,

ALECS Programme Manager

Lero – The Irish Software Research Centre, Tierney Building, University of Limerick, Ireland.

Email: mailto:alecs@lero.ie

Telephone: 00 353 61 233 637



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