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Career-FIT: Career Development Fellowships in the National Technology Centre Programme

31 JANUARY 2017


ENTERPRISE IRELAND invites applicants to its new Marie Skłodowska-Curie cofunded trans-national programme that offers an opportunity for experienced researchers to develop their careers in market focused applied research in Ireland’s Technology Centres, with an enterprise secondment (of 6-12 months in an Enterprise Ireland client company) during the Fellowship (of 36 months). Covering a wide range of academic and industry areas aligned with Ireland’s Smart Specialisation Strategy, the 15 Technology Centres were established to encourage greater efficiency in the interaction between researchers, industry, and the public sector, in research that promotes economic growth by its direct relevance to industry agendas. Each multidisciplinary Centre offers excellent facilities and equipment for Fellow use: experienced scientific staff to support the Fellow’s research and extensive enterprise relationships on which market focused applied research can be progressed.

Career-FIT is a postdoctoral fellowship programme, part-funded by Horizon 2020 and part funded by Enterprise Ireland. A key feature of Career-FIT is the opportunity for experienced researchers from outside Ireland to develop their careers in market focused applied research through 3 year fellowships with secondment into industry through Ireland’s Technology Centres.

Successful candidates will carry out research in Ireland and will gain inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary exposure through this programme.

Experienced researchers are defined as those who are in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience.

There will be two calls under the Career-FIT programme. The first call has an application deadline of 31 March 2017. The second call will open in 2018. There will be 25 fellowships awarded in each call.

 2017 Call: online submission system

***On-line submission system is now Closed for evaluation***

To prepare and submit an application, go to the Enterprise Ireland Grant Application Portal at:


Call documentation

Terms and conditions

Guide for applicants

Eligible Institutions

Technology Centres Ireland


Indicative Application Form

Indicative Academic Mentor Form

Indicative secondment Mentor Form

Indicative Referee Form

Further information for prospective applicants, mentors and referees:


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At the Skype Meeting Broadcast page, click Join the event.

Please refer all queries to the Enterprise Ireland Career-FIT Help Desk at:

Telephone: +353-1-727 2665

E-mail: careerfit@enterprise-ireland.com using the Subject Line: 2017 Call query

 Dr Imelda Lambkin, Enterprise Ireland

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 713654.


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