ADMIRE Postdoctoral Fellowship

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Applications are now being accepted for the second ADMIRE Postdoctoral Fellowship call.

ADMIRE Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Advanced Materials Research Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme (ADMIRE) is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Action, hosted by AMBER – the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research.

Over two calls for proposals, ADMIRE will offer 12 prestigious fellowships in the area of advanced materials to experienced researchers (post-doctoral or equivalent) relocating to Ireland. ADMIRE Fellowships are for experienced researchers from any country.

For the current call (Call 2), five Fellowships will be awarded.

The programme aims to support the next generation of research leaders in Europe in Advanced Materials Science, by facilitating high quality research while providing opportunities for fellows to develop skills and flexibility for an independent career in their field.

Fellows have can choose their supervisorhost institution and research topic, providing it aligns with the existing research priorities within AMBER, and the supervisor is an AMBER Investigator.

The AMBER Research themes are:

All applications must be submitted before 18:00 UTC on Sunday, 01 May 2022. Late applications cannot be accepted.

All applications should be submitted online via the dedicated Good Grant  portal.

A complete applications consists of a number of components. Full details are available in the Guide for Applicants. This handy list will help you with ensuring the application is complete. The online portal also guides you through the requirements.

  • Basic biographical details are provided online:
    • You name and email address are required to generate a profile on the Good Grant  system.
    • For statistical purposes, we ask you provide details of your nationality and your identified gender.
  • Project description details are provided online:
    • You need to provide a title and project acronym.
    • You need to prepare a 300-word abstract: this will be used to allocate your application to reviewers and may be published if you become an ADMIRE Fellow. No confidential information should be included in the abstract.
    • You will need to select a suitable theme: these are pre-set. Details of the possible themes are available on the thematic areas page.
    • You will need to approach and get the approval of a supervisor before submitting your application. This is an eligibility criterion and will be checked as part of the eligibility checks following the closure of the call.
    • You need to select appropriate key words. Up to 10 keywords can be selected.
    • You will need to make a number of declarations about research integrity and the accuracy and completeness of your application.
  • The proposal documents will be prepared off-line and attached through the online portal:
    • The research proposal should follows the template provided. The proposal itself is limited to 8 pages, with margins of 2 cm on all sides. Font should not be smaller than 11 pt, except in tables, footnotes and tables.
    • The applicant CV should follows the template provided. The same formatting rules apply. The CV should not exceeds 5 pages.
    • If applicable, you should complete an ethics statement. The same formatting rules apply. The statement should not exceed 2 pages.
  • You will need to complete 2 self-assessment questionnaires on the online portal:
    • Use the ethics self-assessment questionnaire to see if you need to complete an ethics statement.
    • Complete the eligibility self-assessment to ensure your eligibility. All questions must be answered. Documentary evidence to support your assertions will be sought at later stages of the evaluation and prior to the offer or a contract.

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