UL and UNU open applications for collaborative research fellowships

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  • 2016•09•09     Ireland

    The University of Limerick (UL) and the United Nations University Vice-Rectorate in Europe, Sustainable Cycles Programme (SCYCLE) invite interested experienced researchers to prepare an application for an International Fellowship to the Irish Research Council ‘Collaborative Research Fellowships for a Responsive and Innovative Europe’ (CAROLINE) programme.

    The CAROLINE programme is seeking to attract experienced researchers from any discipline to conduct research relevant to the themes of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for shared economic prosperity, social development and environmental protection.

    Specifically, we are interested in potential applications relevant to Sustainable Development Goals 11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities) & 12 (Responsible Production & Consumption) with a particular emphasis on relevant social and behavioural dimensions to reducing waste (especially e-waste).

    Candidates who are awarded with an international fellowship from the Irish Research Council will spend the first two years based at the UNU-ViE SCYCLE Programme in Bonn (Germany), with a return year at the University of Limerick in Ireland.

    The amount of the award is individually calculated based on Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowships rates. Among the benefits include:

    • Estimated salary range of between €53k- €55k per annum
    • Family allowance where applicable of €500 per month
    • Paid maternity leave in line with Irish policy
    • Health insurance for those not in possession of EHIC card
    • Estimated contribution to direct research costs of €9,600 per annum

    Interested parties should email a CV and one page outline of proposed research topic to Dr. Colin Fitzpatrick (colin.fitzpatrick@ul.ie) & Dr. Ruediger Kuehr (kuehr@unu.edu) by 1 October 2016. Further enquiries can also be made to colin.fitzpatrick@ul.ie or kuehr@unu.edu

    For more information, UL UNU Call for Interested Researchers.