Postdoctoral funding: MSCA DOROTHY COFUND (six weeks until deadline)

Edmund Chapman Discussion

Dear colleagues, postdoctoral researchers and potential supervisors may be interested to know that the second call for applications for the DOROTHY COFUND postdoctoral fellowship is open until 21 June - six weeks from now.

The DOROTHY (DevelOp interdisciplinaRy apprOaches to healTH crisis collaborativelY) COFUND fellowship is a 36-month EU Horizon 2020 postdoctoral fellowship, cofounded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, the Irish Research Council, the Health Research Board and Environmental Protection Agency (Ireland). Over two calls, DOROTHY COFUND will recruit and train 25 outstanding researchers from a variety of disciplines whose research focuses on public health crises and their legacies.

The second call for applications opened on 1 March 2023 and closes at 4 pm (Irish time) on 21 June 2023.

DOROTHY COFUND is interdisciplinary and open to postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines (sciences, engineering, social sciences and humanities) whose research focuses on public health crises and their legacies. The 36-month fellowship involves 18 months at a research institution outside of Ireland, followed by 18 months at an institution within Ireland. Fellows have the opportunity to propose and design their own research project, and will benefit from a bespoke training programme, including four major training events and a final conference. Fellows are also encouraged to include a non-academic secondment of between 3 and 6 months within their fellowship.

Further details are available on the DOROTHY website, The website also includes the Guide for Applicants, listing all call information, a guide to key steps to take before preparing an application, a detailed FAQ section and information about potential secondment hosts. You can also find DOROTHY COFUND on Twitter and Linkedin.

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