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MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships 2024

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MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships 2024

Level:Postdoctoral Fellowship
POSTED:March 7, 2024
Duration:24 Months
Reports to:Principal Investigator
Salary:~€54,965 (plus additional allowances as applicable)
Closing Date:May 5, 2024

The ADAPT Centre is excited to invite expressions of interest for the competitive and career enhancing 2-year European Postdoctoral Fellowships (PF), a Horizon Europe Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action.

We invite applications from from experienced researchers in the areas of Human Centred AI, e-Health, Blockchain, Disinformation, Cybersecurity, Natural Language Processing, Large Language Models, Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Human Computer Interaction, Linguistics, Generative AI, Data Governance, Ethics, Edge Computing, geoAI, Knowledge & Data Engineering, Health Informatics, Digital Humanities, Information Retrieval, Privacy, Network Security, Speech, ​​Semantic Web Technologies, eXtended Reality, Personalisation, Computer Graphics, Standardisation and Deep learning

ADAPT’s world-leading academics looking to supervise fellows can be found at the end of this document – click HERE to read about our experts.  

As part of this prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowship you will

  1. Have full autonomy to develop a novel proposal aligned with your research career  guided by a world leading academic supervisor in your field and an expert research development team
  2. Join the Marie Curie Alumni Association, a major platform for researchers to contribute to shaping science policy in Europe, providing career development opportunities and supporting the wider research community on topics affecting research and researchers’ lives.
  3. Expand the reach of your research through the MSCA programme which is proven to increase citation publication  rate in comparison to other schemes  
  4. Be provided with a generous Mobility and Living Allowance as well as a Family Allowance (where applicable) to enable your relocation to Ireland, the European hub of digital innovation.


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  • Contribute to the ADAPT research agenda that pioneers and combines research in AI driven technologies: Natural Language Processing, Video/Text/Image/Speech processing, digital engagement & HCI, semantic modeling, personalisation, privacy & data governance. 
  • Work with our interdisciplinary team of  leading experts from the complementary fields of, Social Sciences,  Communications, Commerce/Fintech, Ethics, Law,  Health, Environment and Sustainability.
  • Leverage our success.  ADAPT’s researchers have signed 43 collaborative research projects, 52 licence agreements and oversee 16 active commercialisation funds and 52 commercialisation awards.  ADAPT has won 60 competitive EU research projects and obtained €35 million in non-exchequer non-commercial funding. Additionally, 9 spinout companies have been formed. ADAPT’s researchers have produced over 1,500 journal and conference publications and nearly 100 PhD students have been trained. 


About the ADAPT Centre

The ADAPT Centre, funded by Science Foundation Ireland, focuses on developing next generation digital technologies that transform how people communicate by helping to analysepersonalise and deliver digital data more effectively for businesses and individuals. ADAPT researchers are based in eight leading universities: Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University, University College Dublin, Technological University Dublin, Maynooth University, Munster Technological University, Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest, and the University of Galway. 

ADAPT’s research vision is to pioneer new forms of proactive, scalable, and integrated AI-driven Digital Media Technology that empower individuals and society to engage in digital experiences with control, inclusion, and accountability with the long-term goal of a balanced digital society by 2030. ADAPT is pioneering new Human Centric AI techniques and technologies including personalisation, natural language processing, data analytics, intelligent machine translation, human-computer interaction, as well as setting the standards for data governance, privacy, and ethics for digital content. 

Application Process and Support Offered

Candidates interested in applying for a PF with the ADAPT Centre and any of its affiliated host institutes must fill out and submit the “Expression of Interest” form available on this link

Candidates will be selected based on eligibility, experience, alignment with ADAPT priorities and proposed supervisor’s research interest. The final decision to support a candidate will ultimately be taken by the supervisor and a contract will only be issued if and only if the submitted proposal is selected for funding by the European Commission. 

The selected candidates will receive support from ADAPT’s Research Development Team in writing their applications and join a number of working sessions to develop a strong and competitive proposal

Stages of the EoI process and indicative timeline:

Call for EoIs opening 7 March 2024
Submission of EoIs to ADAPT 4 May 2024
Review of EoIs Once an EoI is received, a review will be conducted immediately. Should there be an alignment with ADAPT and Supervisor, then a call will be organized with the Supervisor.
Communication of results of internal selection 1 week after meeting with supervisor
Working sessions and support from ADAPT in proposal development 1 May 2024 until 31 July 2024
Submission of full draft (with final budget) to ADAPT 19 August 2024
MSCA PF submission deadline 11 September 2024 @ 5pm Brussels time.



Each candidate will apply to the scheme with an ADAPT Centre Supervisor who belongs to one of the 8 institutions affiliated to the Centre, this will be the candidate’s host institution. 

Should the proposal be successful, the candidate will receive a contract of employment for the period of 2 years, fully funded by the European Commission.

The beneficiary receiving EU funding (The ADAPT Centre through its host Institutions) recruits the researcher (Candidate) for the total period of the fellowship (24 months’ duration). This recruitment will only happen if the proposal is selected for funding by the European Commission.

The EU provides the following support:

  • a living allowance
  • a mobility allowance
  • if applicable, family, long-term leave and special needs allowances

In addition, funding is provided for

  • research, training and networking activities
  • management and indirect costs


Candidates must:

  1. Have successfully defended their thesis or have been formally awarded a PhD degree at the time of the deadline. 
  2. Have a maximum of eight years’ experience in research, from the date of the award of their PhD degree. Note that years of experience outside research and career breaks will not count towards the above maximum, nor will years of experience in research in countries outside of the EU, for nationals or long-term residents of EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries who wish to reintegrate to Europe. 
  1. Should comply with mobility rules: they must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the beneficiary (Ireland) for more than 12 months in the 36 months (3 years) immediately before the call deadline. Special mobility rules apply for career break and researchers’ at risk.

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