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Irish Research Council - Employment-Based Postgraduate Programme - In process

The Irish Research Council (IRC) New Foundations is now open.  Breakthrough Cancer Research is a charity partner in this scheme. Combining excellent research with workplace experience, the IRC's Employment-Based Postgraduate Programme is a unique national initiative. this scheme provides students in all disciplines an opportunity to bring great research ideas into an Irish employment partner with the support of a higher education institution. The IRC top up the wage of a full time employee with €24,000 per annum to complete a higher degree by research.

How to apply

Potential applicants should read the 2020 Terms and Conditions carefully to ascertain whether or not they are eligible to apply. Indicative versions of the applicant, supervisor and referee forms are provided for information purposes only. All participants must create and submit their forms via the online system.

Please go to the IRC website for guidelines and application forms


Key dates

Call open                                                                                                                16:00 (Irish time)  21 October 2020

FAQ deadline                                                                                                         16:00 (Irish time) 25 November 2020

Applicant deadline                                                                                              16:00 (Irish time)  2 December 2020

Supervisor, employment mentor and referee deadline                                16:00 (Irish time)  9 December 2020

Research office endorsement deadline                                                            16:00 (Irish time)  16 December 2020

Call outcome                                                                                                             April 2021

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