Calling Applications for the International Human-Centric Technology Fellowship HUMAN+

15 July 2022

The prestigious HUMAN+ international and interdisciplinary fellowship programme, led by the SFI ADAPT Centre and Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute, is accepting applications until 19 August, 2022. The programme is supported by the prestigious European Commission (EC) Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Action and recruits up to 18 experienced researchers for a 2-year postdoctoral programme. HUMAN+ aims to connect computer science researchers with arts and humanities researchers and enterprises to forge a human-centric approach to technology.

The programme is accepting applications for both its strands. The first strand – Arts and Humanities – focuses on questions that consider technological developments from the humanistic perspective. The second strand – Computer Science and Engineering – centres around research for the development of computing technology with insights informed by the humanities. 

Human+ is a complete research training and career development programme. In addition to the expert guidance of supervisors across a range of research disciplines, the start of the fellowship will involve the creation of a Personal Career Development Plan to support fellows in achieving their short-term and long-term career goals and preparing them for their future career trajectory. 

The supervisors for strand 1 include Anne Dolan, Professor in Modern Irish History; Linda Hogan, Professor of Ecumenics; Mark Faulkner, Professor in Medieval Literature; Nicholas Johnson, Professor of Drama; Peter Crooks, Professor in Medieval History and Ruth Barton, Professor in Film Studies. The supervisors for strand 2 are Anil Kokaram, Professor of Electronic Engineering; Owen Conlan, Professor of Computer Science; Rachel McDonnel, Professor in Computer Science and Vincent Wade, Professor of Computer Science and Director of the ADAPT Centre. The supervisors are thought leaders and pioneers in their own fields at Trinity College Dublin and are supporting various national and international research projects in their respective disciplines. 

HUMAN+ is a fantastic opportunity to advance both research-centred and career-focused endeavours for experienced researchers in a highly supportive environment with global reach and resources to their avail. Furthermore, it also provides fellows a chance to work at the forefront of cutting-edge technological advancements made by Ireland in visual media, human-computer interaction, context/meaning/narrative exploration in digital media and the overall impact of technology on society.

Want to learn more about the eligibility criteria and application procedure of HUMAN+? Click here. Visit the HUMAN+ website for more details about the programme.