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Application Guide


Call Now Open!

The first call (for fellowships in the period 2021-23) is open from 30 October 2020 to 30 January 2021). A maximum of nine Fellows will be recruited across both strands. Successful Fellows are expected to start in October 2021.

Eligibility Criteria

+ Applicants may be of any nationality and must agree to the programme’s Terms & Conditions.

+ Applicants must comply with the Transnational Mobility Rule: at the application deadline, applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Ireland for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the call deadline: 30 January 2021.

+ Applicants must, at the time of the call deadlines, be an Experienced Researcher, i.e. in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent (FTE) research experience. FTE research experience is measured from the date when a researcher obtained the degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the researcher is recruited or seconded, irrespective of whether or not a doctorate is or was ever envisaged.

+ Applicants must be fluent in English (written and spoken).

+ Applicants are required to produce evidence of genuine interdisciplinary experience or interest regarding the scope of the programme.


Application Documents

Here you will find the documentation required to make an application to the HUMAN+ Programme. You should begin by reading carefully the Guide for Applicants followed by the Terms and Conditions. These documents will provide practical information to potential applicants to assist in preparing and applying for a HUMAN+ Fellowship. In addition, they provide a general overview of the programme and the selection, evaluation and appointment process.


Application Steps

You may submit your application by visiting the Ex Ordo application submission system by clicking on “Apply Now” at the top of the page.

Please note: You will be required to set up an account first and you will need to complete all sections before moving on, therefore please have your documentation ready before making your application.

Step 1.

Asks you to select which Research Strand you are applying to.

Step 2

Asks you to give an overall title for your research proposal as well as a 250-word summary (abstract).

Step 3

Consists of basic personal information like address, phone number, gender. (This information is not shared with reviewers)

Step 4

Will ask you to choose one of the four HUMAN+ Clusters to match your proposal with and the Primary Academic Supervisor who has confirmed support for your application. Only one Cluster / Supervisor is selectable so please choose whichever one aligns most closely with your research.

Step 5

Collects additional information such as affiliation with a university, language proficiency and asks you to verify that you meet the basic eligibility criteria for this programme. This is also the step where you attach your completed application documents (Part-A, Part-B and Part-C)

HUMAN+ uses a submission platform called Ex Ordo to manage the submission and review process. This platform is intended for conference paper submissions, therefore the language used on the Ex Ordo platform may differ slightly to that which we use on our website and in the Guide for Applicants. For example, as an applicant, you will be called an “author” on the platform. Your fellowship application may be called an “abstract” or “paper”. Please do not let this concern you – you are in the right place and your application will be processed correctly. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the HUMAN+ Project Manager –