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IRC Postdoctoral Fellowships 2020: Information Session
Thursday, October 3, 2019

Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowships 2019

Date: Thursday 3rd October at 1.10pm-2pm  

Venue: Library Boardroom

Are you interested in recruiting a postdoc to your research group in UL?

Are you an early stage researcher interested in applying for a postdoctoral fellowship?

The 2020 call for Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowships has been notified on this link. Application documentation will be published shortly and the following timeline is scheduled:

Call Opens

3 October 2019

FAQ deadline

13 November 2019

Applicant deadline

4pm 20 November 2019

Mentor and referee deadline

4pm 27 November 2019

Call outcome

May 2020

Scholarship start date

1 October 2020

Dr Micheál Scanlon (Dept of Chemical Sciences) and Sharone O’Loughlin, Research Support Services will present this workshop focusing on the preparation and writing of a postdoctoral fellowship proposal.

Six Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellows were awarded in 2017-2018 and some of these fellows and their mentors will be in attendance to talk about their experiences of the application process.


This event is aimed at both applicants*, future applicants and their mentors for the IRC and is highly relevant to applicants for other postdoctoral schemes. Applicants should have graduated in the five years from 31 May 2015 and 31 May 2020.

All registered participants will be supplied with a UL proposal guide and a proposal review service for this scheme. Please register with your name and your mentors name to

*Note on Eligibility

An applicant must have either graduated or have been certified as having fulfilled all the requirements for the award of a doctoral degree, including the submission of the hardbound corrected thesis, within the five year period between 31 May 2015 and 31 May 2020