ELITE-S Fellowships are for experienced researchers (who have a PhD or at least 4 years of research experience) of any nationality, seeking a prestigious career developing position in Ireland. At the application deadline defined for the specific call, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Ireland for more than 12 months in the previous 3 years. See the current call for more details.
ELITE-S welcomes applications from Researchers at Risk and candidates who have had career breaks and are looking to return to a research-based career, and from candidates who have had a non-traditional career path, including those who have built up research experience but who may not have gained a doctoral qualification (see Eligibility Criteria).
ELITE-S applicants will have freedom to choose their research project within the broad remit of the programme aims, supervisor and secondment organisation where they’ll develop ground-breaking research and an impact on standards.
Fellows will conduct their research in one of the host Institutions, undertake career development focused on becoming standardisation leaders, take part in a secondment period in industry, and work with Standards Developing Organisations such as the ISO, W3C, OGC and NSAI.
All ELITE-S Fellows are required to undertake a secondment with an industry partner that suits their research, training and development needs.
At proposal stage, supervisors will provide support in designing the secondment period.