The ELEVATE International Career Development Fellowship Programme was set up by the Irish Research Council to assist Experienced Researchers (ERs) in the development of their research careers in both Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), and Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) areas. ELEVATE fellowships were co-funded between 2013 and 2018 by the Irish Research Council and the European Commission Marie Curie Actions via an award under the FP7 COFUND Programme.

The objectives of the ELEVATE Programme were to provide a career development experience for ERs, add an international dimension to the Fellows’ research careers, and allow them to gain additional skills and expertise. On their return to Ireland, the objective was for the Fellows to utilise and transfer the various skills they have acquired during the Outgoing Phase.

Learn more about ELEVATE Fellows and their projects:

What did ELEVATE Fellows say about their fellowship:

  • “I have recently secured an ERC Starting Grant, and the ELEVATE award certainly contributed a great deal to my application <…> There is no doubt but that my international mobility has enabled me to build and become part of new academic networks that I would not have been aware of or had access to if I had not received the ELEVATE fellowship.”
  • “My ELEVATE Fellowship has been central to my recent career development. <…> I believe I would not have secured this [permanent] position without the opportunities afforded to me through my ELEVATE fellowship.”
  • “During the duration of the ELEVATE project (from 2014 to 2017) the number of citations I have received on my papers has increased from 31 to 161, with my h-index also increasing from 3 to 7 during this period.”


YearAwardeeHigher education institutionProject title
2013Lei ShiWaterford Institute of TechnologyAn adaptive hierarchical mobile cloud framework for sensor data
2013Matthew HaughRoyal College of Surgeons in IrelandA recombinant approach to cell-matrix interactions and vascular
tissue engineering
2013James MurphyNational University of Ireland, GalwayAgent-based modelling of invasive alien seaweeds in marine
2013Catarina MarvaoTrinity College DublinHeterogeneous penalties and private information: Sequential
reporting in Cartels
2013Conor LuceyTrinity College DublinArchitecture and the artisan: House building in the British Atlantic
World, 1750-1850
2013Ian CampbellTrinity College DublinProtestant natural law in Ireland, Scotland, and England, 1592-
2013Danielle PetherbridgeUniversity College DublinEncountering the other: Intersubjectivity, sociality and
2013David DoyleUniversity College DublinA history of prisoner mortality, 1842-2012
2013Declan CarolanUniversity College DublinNano-modification, functionalisation and tailored design of
materials: From soft adhesives and composites to super-hard diamonds
2013Deirdre KilbaneUniversity College DublinUltrafast magnetic nanoscopy
2013Eoin BrennanUniversity College DublinExploration of exosomal biomarkers and micro-RNA therapeutics
in complications of Diabetes
2013Jens ZumbrägelUniversity College DublinFinite semirings and DLP Based cryptosystems
2013Linda HollandUniversity College DublinBuffering biological noise: Molecular genetic control of
2013Peter TaylorUniversity College DublinDoes the self-force prevent time-travel through wormholes?
2013William MegarryUniversity College DublinMapping marginal space: Developing tools for managing marginal archaeological landscapes
2014Dawn WalshDublin City UniversityHow coordination mechanisms and entrenched guarantees contribute to the success
of complex power-sharing in post-conflict societies
2014Karen Siu TingDublin City UniversityA hologenomic approach to determine the molecular adaptations associated with
toxin sequestration from diet in poison arrow frog
2014Patrick BradleyDublin City UniversityTransformation electromagnetics beyond the theory
2014Sinéad AherneDublin City UniversityInterrogating the role of miR-140 and miR-200a in the development of prostate cancer to bone metastasis
2014Adam NarbudowiczDublin Institute of TechnologyCircularly polarized UWB antenna systems for indoor communications
2014Emma SheehyWaterford Institute of TechnologyA landscape approach to determining the influence of habitat, genetic diversity and
interspecific competition on a recovering predator population, and the consequences for native and
alien prey species
2014Leana ReinlWaterford Institute of Technology Transitioning evolving learning communities to sustainability: A social learning
framework for rural tourism development
2014Ruairí de FréinWaterford Institute of Technology EOLAS (Knowledge in Irish): Efficient monitoring Of LArge Scale data centers
2014Francisco ArquerosMaynooth UniversityThe experience of being unemployed and responses by trade unions and associations of the unemployed to unemployment in Ireland and Spain
2014Ida MilneMaynooth UniversityChanging the landscape of childhood diseases in Ireland, 1910-1990: Medicine, politics and people
2014Malcolm SenMaynooth University Nature, narrative and postcolonial sovereignties
2014Ríona Nic CongáilSt Patrick's College, DrumcondraNation, migration and empire: An interdisciplinary study of Irish childhood in Britain, 1841-1921
2014Anne KarhioNational University of Ireland, GalwayVirtual landscapes? New media technologies and the poetics of place in recent Irish
2014Shane BrowneNational University of Ireland, GalwayDevelopment and optimisation of a hydrogel system to harness the paracrine
secretions of encapsulated stem cells for the treatment of limb ischemia
2014Edgar Galván LópezTrinity College DublinStochastic bio-inspired evolutionary algorithms for optimisation in dynamic problems
2014Eoin CarleyTrinity College DublinUnderstanding the solar origins of adverse space weather
2014Gearoid O MailleTrinity College DublinSwitchable and multi-readable systems for molecular recognition, sensing and upconversion
2014John MulvihillTrinity College DublinDevelopment of a platform for understanding astrocyte mechanobiology: Steps
towards the treatment of glaucoma in patients
2014Luna DolezalTrinity College DublinThe future of the body: Phenomenology, medicine and the neoliberal subject
2014David O'ConnorUniversity College CorkThe development and application of novel instrumentation to improve our
understanding of atmospheric ices, clouds, and precipitation
2014Grace CottUniversity College CorkAn investigation into the degree to which dissolved organic nitrogen regulates the response of wetland plants to future climatic conditions
2014Kenn Nakata SteffensenUniversity College CorkThe political philosophy of the wartime Kyoto school and its intellectual potential: Tanabe Hajime, Miki Kiyoshi and Nishitani Keiji in comparative perspective
2014Maksudul HasanUniversity College CorkChemically robust low cost photocatalysts towards solar Z-scheme water splitting
2014Coleman DennehyUniversity College DublinCompeting jurisdictions: Appellate justice in the Dublin and Westminster
parliaments, 1603 – c.1730
2014Elaine Pereira FarrellUniversity College DublinReligious landscapes in the eighth century: Ireland and northern Francia in comparison
2014Jan KlimasUniversity College DublinBetter addiction medicine education for doctors (BEAMED)
2014Mark JonesUniversity College DublinThe global revolution: Imperial Germany, Europe, and the world, 1890-1918
2014Selena DalyUniversity College DublinManaging the movement: The group dynamics of Italian futurism, 1909-1944
2014Shane O'ReillyUniversity College DublinInvestigation of microbial adundance and diversity associated with microbialites:
Insights into microbial regulation of global biogeochemical cycles and implications for the origins of
life on Earth and the search for extraterrestrial life
2014Yixiao DongUniversity College DublinSkin substitute from in-situ formed stem cell encapsulated hydrogel for diabetic wound

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