Researchers at Risk

EDGE wishes in particular to support applications from researchers who are displaced by conflict, or whose situation makes it difficult to pursue their research careers. The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions enable researchers of any nationality to start or continue their careers in Europe, including after an interruption. EDGE includes specific support for any post-doctoral researcher who requires it.

EDGE offers an employment contract with full social security. You can find details of salaries and benefits on the Remuneration page and details about life in Ireland on the Working in Ireland page, as well as the Application Documents.

Eligibility and Refugee Status

The eligibility criteria for funding will be applied so that researchers who have suspended their activities while seeking refugee status are not disadvantaged. This means that if you are working towards refugee status in Ireland, your time in that process is not counted as time resident in Ireland.


For information on the equivalency of your qualifications see

On Arrival in Ireland

All EDGE fellows will have employments contracts as research staff in a host institution. The will have access to welfare services which typically include counseling services, group health insurance schemes, travel pass and bike to work schemes.

Special Circumstances

EDGE may support researchers at risk in other ways, during the application process and once on the Fellowship in Ireland. Such support will be addressed on a case by case basis. Researchers at risk can discuss these additional supports further with the EDGE contact point for Researchers at Risk.

For more general information about MSCA support for Researcher at Risk please visit: