The Irish Research Council has opened several postdoctoral funding schemes: the Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme offers 1 or 2 year fellowships (you cannot apply for both); and the first call for the CAROLINE (Collaborative Research Fellowships for a Responsive and Innovative Europe) scheme which is part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Cofund Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme. Both schemes are open to researchers across all academic disciplines.
The CAROLINE scheme seeks “research relevant to the themes of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for shared economic prosperity, social development, and environmental protection” and includes intersectoral collaboration between academic institutions, NGOs, and international organisations.
The Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowships are for people who had “fulfilled all the requirements for the award of a doctoral degree, including a viva/thesis defence, within the five-year period between 31st March 2012 and 31st March 2017.” CAROLINE is aimed at “experienced researchers … defined as those who are in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience.”
Applicants must apply by 30 November 2016. If you’re interested in one of these schemes, please get in touch with your intended host institution and intended mentor/scientist-in-charge soon as host institutions will have internal deadlines for reviewing drafts and completing the necessary endorsement paperwork.