WIRL-COFUND | Warwick Interdisciplinary Research Leadership Programme


This Fellowship is no longer available

The IAS WIRL-COFUND project has received funding the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, under the Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions COFUND scheme (grant agreement number 713548). These fellowships will develop the next generation of research leaders by bringing together early career researchers from around the world into an interdisciplinary research environment where they will undertake a new, independent research project and participate in the IAS Accolade Programme, an extensive training programme aimed at building an independent research profile and establishing a research career.

The programme will recruit 30 fellows from around the world over four cohorts, the first of which started in September 2017. Calls will be open to researchers in any discipline, but the research proposed should show a strong link to one of the Warwick Global Research Priorities.

  • The fourth call for applicants will be open on 1st October 2019 and the deadline for applications is 30th November 2019
  • All applications must be made using the University of Warwick online application system and use the documents and format detailed in the Guidance for Applicants
  • Applicants who do not meet to the transnational mobility and research experience criteria will not be considered (see below)
  • Please see the 2019 Call Documents & FAQs section for further guidance.
  • If you have additional queries please email IAS@warwick.ac.uk.
  • Please refer to the Review Process & Timeline for queries about the process of applications, redress & feedback


Eligibility Criteria

The fellowship applicant must demonstrate transnational mobility and, on 30th April 2020, must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work/study etc.) in the UK for more than 12 months in the three years prior to this deadline.

On 30th April 2020, applicants must be in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years full-time equivalent research experience.

Applicants who do not meet these criteria will not be eligible to apply for a WIRL-COFUND Fellowship

In addition applicants to refer to the other criteria in the Guide for Applicants document regarding the technical details of the application

How to apply

  • Call for applications open | 1st October 2019
  • Call closes | 30th November 2019 (23:59 UK Time)
  • Eligibility checks | 2rd - 15th December 2019
  • Applications sent out for review | 16th December 2019
  • IAS office closed for christmas period | 24th December 2019 - 2nd January 2020
  • Moderation Panel meeting | 2nd March 2020
  • Invitation to interview sent out | 9th March 2020
  • Interviews | 28th - 30th April 2020
  • Notification of successful & unsuccessful candidates | after 4th May 2020
  • WIRL-COFUND Cohort 4 start | September 2020

Please note that all dates and times refer to UK local time. The IAS may change these dates as appropriate.

Date de candidature
24 months
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