Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND Fellowship scheme

Strengthening International Research Capacity in Wales (SIRCIW)

The SIRCIW Fellowship programme is a postdoctoral fellowship scheme part funded by the European Commission under Horizon 2020’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND scheme. The programme will support up to 90 fellows to work with stellar researchers in Wales.

The scheme is part of the Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales, Professor Julie Williams’ strategy to increase research capacity in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) related subjects. The programme is also open to researchers working in relevant areas of applied social science.

The programme is designed to attract the highest calibre candidates to work in excellent research groups in Welsh Universities Individual researchers, 3 – 5 years post PhD, who have not been resident in the UK for more than 12 months in the last three years, can apply for a fellowship by submitting an outline of the research they would like to carry out within a host institution in Wales. Fellowships will normally be 3 years in length and can involve collaboration with a relevant commercial partner.

The closing date for applications is 1st March 2016 with the aim of fellows starting in autumn 2016. There will be two further calls, the closing dates for which will be announced early next year.

Fellowships are part funded by the European Commission and the Welsh Government, therefore it is vital that applicants contact their potential host institution (who will be providing the rest of the match funding) as soon as possible to discuss their proposed project before submitting an application.

If you would like to apply for a fellowship, please read the eligibility criteria and follow the procedure set out on the How to Apply page. For help with finding potential supervisors please use this link to search our directory of expertise. More information on the selection process can be found here and details of who to contact if you have any questions can be seen here.