About the EDGE Programme

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.

Together, these Centres perform world-leading research on the three main pillars of ICT.


AMBER offers expertise in advanced materials that will play a pivotal role in future systems and devices.

CONNECT’s focus is on future networks that will underpin the services the world needs.

ADAPT brings cutting-edge innovation in digital content.

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 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector in Ireland is a thriving and growing industry, with the top 10 global ICT companies maintaining a presence here. EDGE offers project-based, individual research training, as well as programme-wide training in aspects of relevance to all recruited Fellows, including advanced research skills, transferable skills training and experience in industry.

In addition to generous research funding, scientists have the possibility to gain experience abroad and in the private sector, and to complete their training with competences or disciplines useful for their careers. Internationally respected in industry and academia, a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship is a recognised mark of research excellence.

While each call is open, candidates can submit a proposal online through this website, see the Application Process page. Please first read the guide for applicants, found in the Application Documents section, and the rest of the information on this site. The next step is to choose a Supervisor relevant to your research field.