Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND

  • ​Cardiff Metropolitan University, along with other Universities in Wales, is currently awaiting the results of the Welsh Government’s deliberations on applications for funding from their Sêr Cymru II programme. 

  • Applications were submitted from high-calibre early career researchers currently based outside the United Kingdom, or those that have very recently arrived, for 3 year-long fellowship opportunities in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) related subjects and Applied Social Sciences in Wales commencing by 1st September 2017.

  • Award results are awaited by mid-July 2017. The deadline for applications passed on 1st March.



The Sêr Cymru II programme is a suite of projects part funded by the European Commission and is a part of the Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales, Professor Julie Williams' strategy to increase research capacity in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) related subjects in Wales. The programme is also open to researchers working in relevant areas of applied social science (applied to the STEMM disciplines).  The programme is designed to attract the highest calibre candidates from outside the United Kingdom to work in excellent research groups in Welsh Universities.

Through support from the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) COFUND scheme via the SIRCIW project or the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO) under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) scheme, more than 150 new posts to work with stellar researchers in universities in Wales will be created.

It is hoped that news of applications submitted by Welsh HEIs by 1st March 2017 for fellowship posts commencing by 1st September 2017 will be announced by mid-July 2017.

Fellowships will be 3 years in length and can involve collaboration with a relevant commercial partner.


Further information about the Sêr Cymru II programme may be viewed here:

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