DIGI+ Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme

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DIGI+ Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme,  cofunded by MSCA, on Sustainable Digital Transformation aims for a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative researcher leaders, able to face current and future challenges aligned with EU’s Digital and Green Agenda. Driven by the ambition of sustainable ecosystems the DIGI+ research programme is focussed on developing innovative digital transformation approaches addressing cross disciplinary challenges, relevant to current policies and strategies in the European Research Area.

DIGI+ will offer 20 prestigious, two-year Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA) fellowships across two calls over a 60-month period. DIGI+ fellowships are offered to both, junior and more experienced Postdoctoral Researchers (PR). DIGI+ research helps to establish a set of innovative, multidisciplinary Digital Transformation Paths supporting the EU sustainability goals and help forming sustainable, net-zero economies, a key aim within the EU for the next decade.

DIGI+ will adhere to the COFUND principle of ‘individual-driven mobility’ meaning that the applicants will have the freedom to choose their research project within the broad remit of the programme. The four broad multidisciplinary research themes:

1) Innovative Business Models and Data Ecosystems;

2) Digital Culture and Skills;

3) Data Governance;

4) Innovative Digital Technologies and Adoption.


Job Information

Maynooth University
Innovation Value Institute
Research Field
Researcher Profile
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Recognised Researcher (R2)
Application Deadline
Type of Contract
Job Status
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Research Field
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

Additional Information

  • Candidates are free to define the content of their proposal according to their own research interests within the research themes of DIGI+ (detailed below).
  • You will be a part of a team of researchers from the top Irish universities.
  • Robust research and training programme to enhance your skills and employability.
  • Widen your international network creating significant long term impact.
  • Competitive salary and benefits
Eligibility criteria

The applicants need to meet several requirements to be eligible for this position.

Mobility rule: Fellowships are open to candidates of any nationality who shall not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Ireland for more than 12 months in the three years immediately prior to the call deadline.

The following periods are not taken into account: a) compulsory national service; b) time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention; c) short stays (such as holidays), i.e., the researcher did not reside or did not have their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country during that period.

Level 1 (Junior) rule: At the time of the call deadline, applicants must be a maximum of 4 years from date of award of the (first) doctoral degree.

Level 2 (Experienced) rule: At the time of the call deadline, applicants must be in possession of a doctoral degree and four or more years’ postdoctoral research experience.

In line with the MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship (PF) call, this limit can be extended for the following reasons: Maternity leave (18 months, 548 days per child born after PhD award date, or the exact maternity leave duration, whichever is longest); Paternity leave (exact duration per child born after the PhD award date); Research in a non-associated TC (only for nationals or long-term residents of MS or AC, wishing to reintegrate in Europe); Time spent not working in research; Long-term sick leave (periods > 30 days).


  • Have a Doctoral degree;
  • Be of any nationality and gender;
  • Be a researcher with career breaks or;
  • Be a researcher at Risk (Researcher displaced by conflict);
  • NOT have resided or carried out their main activity (work or study) in the Republic of Ireland for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to call deadline (22nd September 2023)

For more information on Eligibility and Criteria please access the DIGI+ webpage at: https://digipluscofund.eu/eligibility-criteria/  

Additional comments

All Candidates must apply electronically on the DIGI+ website.

  • Each applicant may submit one application per call. Resubmissions for subsequent calls are encouraged;
  • Go on to the DIGI+ website (https://digipluscofund.eu/) and choose a supervisor from the list and present your project proposal to him/her;
  • Develop your proposal with the help of your supervisor;
  • Download the templates provided on the DIGI+ website and upload PDF files of parts A, B, C and D (more instructions on the Guide for Applicants);
  • Submit your application on the DIGI+ website by 22nd September 2023 @5pm Irish Time.
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