Eligibility Criteria

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Eligibility Criteria

To be considered eligible, applicants must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Applicants may be of any nationality.
  • Applicants must be fluent in English (written and spoken)
  • Applicants must be Experienced Researchers. 

An experienced researcher must at the application deadline (1st call:extended deadline 23rd April, 2018; 2nd call: 9th April, 2019), be in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience in academia or industry.

Full-Time Equivalent Research Experience is measured from the date when a researcher obtained the degree entitling him or her to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited, even if a doctorate was never started or envisaged.

  • Mobility Requirements: International mobility is a core element of the APEX programme.  Applicants must be incoming fellows to Ireland and fulfill the mobility requirements:

Applicants may not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, study) in the Republic of Ireland for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to the Call deadline.

For Career Restart and Reintegration: Applicants may not have resided or carried out their main activity in the Republic of Ireland for more than 3 years in the 5 years immediately prior to the call deadline.

  • Secondment Eligibility

Eligible secondment hosts are research performing non-academic organisations located anywhere in the world.

Secondments must be 3 to 6 months in duration and can be a single period or split into short stays.

Secondments must be relevant to the fellow’s project and career development.