A Hosting Agreement is an initiative introduced by the Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment in unison with the Department of Justice, Irish Universities Association and the European Union. Its purpose is to facilitate the admission of third country researchers to EU Member States for the purpose of carrying out research. As the scheme negates the need for a Work Permit or Green Card it facilitates the swift and efficient recruitment of world-class research talent.
A Hosting Agreement applies to academic research staff only. The typical positions it would be applicable for are: Research Assistant; Postdoctoral Researcher; Research Fellow; and Senior Research Fellow. There is a minimum salary threshold for applications of €23,181 for a single person, and €30,000 for a married person.
There is no application fee required for a Hosting Agreement.
Key Provisions & Benefits
The key provisions and benefits of the Hosting Agreement Scheme are as follows:
Linked to the contract of employment offered by the relevant employer
Allows for immediate family reunification, i.e. a researcher can bring his/her family to Ireland from the start of his/her employment
Application process is quick (10 day timeframe)
No application fee involved
Applying for a Hosting Agreement
For further information on applying for a Hosting Agreement please contact Charlotte.Long@ul.ie
All terms and conditions relating to the Hosting Agreement Scheme can also be found at: http://www.deti.ie/science/technology/accreditation.htm http://www.euraxess.ie/
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