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 here APEX Application template Call 2 2019 (see ‘Application Templates’ page for more details).

Step 5: Submit your application

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

Any queries will be accepted up to 17th April 2019

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