Eligibility Criteria


  • 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 3rd 2017 (First 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 and is not in the process of completing one, 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)
  • Must, in addition, at the time of recruitment, either:
    • Have less than 4 years additional research experience to be eligible for a Level 1 fellowship
    • Have 4-6 years additional research experience to be eligible for a Level 2 fellowship
    • Have more than 6 years additional research experience to be eligible for a Level 3 fellowship

The ‘time of recruitment’ for Call 1 will be April 3rd 2017, when the decision to award Fellowships is made. Start of employment bay be some time after.


  • Must be complete and in English
  • Must be received on or before the call deadline through the online application system
  • Only one application per applicant may be submitted per call (resubmissions for the second call from unsuccessful applicants are encouraged)
  • Proposals must adhere to the ethical standards applicable to the EDGE programme
  • Must be within an EDGE research area and identify an EDGE Supervisor
  • The selected Supervisor must agree they are willing to supervise the project

Host Organisation