EDGE is Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Action, led by Trinity College Dublin on behalf of 10 academic institutions from across Ireland. EDGE will offer 71 prestigious Fellowships for experienced researchers (post-doctoral or equivalent) relocating to Ireland over three calls for proposals. EDGE is also a training and development programme for scientific excellence, offering a unique combination of interdisciplinary research themes, career development opportunities and industry engagement to the community of Fellows we recruit.
EDGE leverages the strengths and assets of three existing Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) National Research Centres: AMBER, CONNECT and ADAPT. Each Fellowship on Call 4 is of 18 to 24 months (Depending on availability to start).
EDGE Fellows will work at the interfaces of the three Centres, in highly interdisciplinary projects, sharing expertise and adding value across the ICT research landscape. Importantly, industry partners will have a primary role in defining, executing and supporting the projects, and will take an active part in the Fellow’s progression, through secondments, industry events and specialised training. Through EDGE we will form the next generation of thought leaders in the ICT field.
The Fellowships are for postdoctoral candidates wishing to relocate to Ireland, establish a more permanent base here or return after working overseas. Therefore, at the time of recruitment defined for the call (from 5th April 2020), researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Ireland for more than 12 months in the previous 3 years.
The Fellowships are available in one of three ICT driven Research Themes. Awards will be made at three experience Levels with associated compensation. Each Fellowship on Call 4 is 18 / 24 months (Depending on availability to start).
- May be of any nationality
- Must be fluent in English (written and spoken)
- Must comply with the Transnational Mobility Rule: at the time of recruitment by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Ireland for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date: April 5th 2020 (fourth Call). Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account
- Must be Experienced Researchers as per the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions definition: at the time of recruitment, applicants must be in possession of a doctoral degree or, if the applicant has does not have a doctoral degree, they should have at least 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience (Full-Time Equivalent Research Experience is measured from the date when a researcher obtained the degree which would allow them to pursue a PhD)
Three levels are possible depending on years of full-time research experience. Compensation and allowances are linked to the level:
- Level 1 Research Fellow: Candidates with less than 4 years’ post-PhD (or equivalent) experience.
- Level 2 Research Fellow: Candidates with 4 or more years’ post-PhD (or equivalent) experience.
- Level 3 Research Fellow: Candidates with 6 or more years’ post-PhD (or equivalent) experience.
Applicants are required to submit a research project proposal which fall within one of the EDGE programme’s themes below (details here):
- Future Networks & Communications
- Digital Content & Media Technologies
- Advanced Materials & BioEngineering
Current deadline: 5 April 2020.