Career Development Fellowships in the National Technology Centre Programme. 


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Career-FIT is a trans-national scheme launched in 2018 and co-funded by Enterprise Ireland and the European Union, that offers an opportunity for experienced researchers worldwide to develop their careers in market-focused applied research in Ireland’s Technology Centres.

Covering a wide range of academic and industry areas aligned with Ireland’s Smart Specialization Strategy, each Centre offers excellent facilities and equipment for Fellows to use, as well as staff to support the individual Fellow’s research and enterprise relationship and career progression.

Following two competitive calls, 50 high-calibre researchers were selected to engage in a three-year fellowship including a secondment in an enterprise partner of up to 12 months.

Each Fellow’s progression is monitored by an experienced Centre mentor with additional support from a Professional Development Advisor. Fellows also benefit from a wide range of development training programmes that target the enhancement of personal effectives as well as competencies relating to innovation management.

As a new programme envisioned by Enterprise Ireland and offering interdisciplinary, intersectoral and international features, Career-FIT will guarantee the development of future research and innovation leaders.


Contact us at:

Tel.: +353 (01) 7272984


Micol Martinelli, Career-FIT Programme Manager, 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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