Application Process Steps

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Applicants are encouraged to start the process of preparing their application as early as possible

Step 1: Read the APEX Guidelines

Please read the APEX Guidelines carefully APEX Application Guidelines.

Application Guidelines Call 2 2019

Step 2: Check your eligibility

Ensure that you have the necessary research experience and that you do comply with the programme’s mobility requirements.

Step 3: Expression of Interest

Complete the Expression of Interest template EoI and send to the APEX Programme Manager APEX@ucc.ie. 

Step 3:  Identify a potential host supervisor from the academic supervisors listed on this website.

Identify a potential host supervisor from the academic supervisors listed on this website.You should work with the supervisor of your choosing to develop your project proposal. Following submission, a letter of support from the host supervisor is required in order for your proposal to progress to peer-review. Applications without such support will not be considered.

Step 4: Prepare your research project proposal

Ensure that your proposal complies with the necessary requirements.  Use the Application Templates provided. (see ‘Application Templates’ page).

Step 5: Submit your research project proposal

Submit all required documentation by email to APEX@ucc.ie before the call deadline.

Post Application Stage

All applications will go through an evaluation and selection process prior to final funding decision.

  • Eligibility check
  • International peer review
  • Interview process