ALECS Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Scholarships for International Students

Research Programme.
Study in:Ireland
Deadline: Sep 21, 2018.

The new ALECS Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship is available at Lero, The Irish Software Research Centre to study in Ireland.

Eligible Countries: International students

To be taken at (country): Ireland

Eigible Field of Study: Scholarship is available for pursuing Research Programme.
The ALECS Fellowship Programme
Advanced Learning in Evolving Critical Systems (ALECS) is an innovative fellowship programme coordinated by Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre. The initiative is co-funded by the European Commission under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme and by Science Foundation Ireland, through Lero.

The aim of the programme is to provide training and career development to researchers through providing international mobility and intersectoral exposure. As a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship, ALECS offers high quality professional opportunities open to researchers of any age, nationality and discipline who comply with the programme’s eligibility criteria.


The programme will fund 26 fellowships for researchers, who either have a PhD degree or who have at least 4 years equivalent full-time equivalent research experience (in academia or industry).

Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre is the programme coordinator. However, a degree in Computer Science/Software Engineering (or in a related discipline) is not mandatory. Applications are open to candidates from complementary disciplines.

Fellows will be recruited over internationally advertised calls for research proposals.

All candidates must discuss their research idea and seek the support of an eligible ALECS academic supervisor for their application. Applications without such support will not be considered.
Eligibility Criteria
Applicant Requirements
Applicants must be Experienced Researchers as per the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions definition:

Applicants must be in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years full-time equivalent research experience at time of the call deadline.
Applicants may be of any nationality.

Applicants must either have working proficiency of the English language or must be fluent in English.

Please note that:
Full-time equivalent research experience is measured from the date when the researcher obtained the degree entitling him/her to embark on a doctorate; even if a doctorate was never started or envisaged.
The deadline for the 2nd call for proposals is 21st September 2018.
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of their proficiency in the English language.
Transnational Mobility Requirements
Applicants must comply with the programme’s transnational mobility requirements:

Mobility requirements for general applications:

Applicants may not have resided or carried out their main activity (e.g. work, study) in the Republic of Ireland for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the call deadline.
Mobility requirements for career restart and reintegration applications:

Applicants may not have resided or carried out their main activity (e.g. work, study) in the Republic of Ireland for more than 3 years in the 5 years immediately prior to the call deadline.
Please note that:
In order to be considered within the ‘career restart’ category, the applicant must have undertaken a career break in research (i.e. must not have been active in research) for at least 12 months immediately prior to the call deadline.
In order to be considered within the ‘reintegration’ category, the applicant must be a national or long-term resident of an EU Member State or Associated Country.
Whilst a relaxed mobility requirement will apply for ‘career restart’ and ‘reintegration applications, there will only be one selection process for a given call for proposals (i.e. separate selection panels will not exist for ‘career restart’ and/or ‘reintegration’ applications).

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