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UCC Reach 100 H2020 Funded Research Projects

8 May 2018
Dr Cailtin Cowan & Prof. John Cryan, APC Microbiome Institute

Strengthening its position as an internationally competitive, research-led University, University College Cork has now surpassed 100 funded projects under H2020 – the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014-2020). 

Over the coming months 5 new Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) Fellows, who have brought UCC to 100 award mark, will join the research community at UCC to work on their projects and develop their careers.

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) provide grants for all stages of researchers' careers - be they doctoral candidates or highly experienced researchers - and encourage transnational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility. UCC MSCA Fellows will include colleagues from Europe, the US, Australia and China, with research ranging from Social Sciences and Humanities to Life Sciences, Environment and Engineering.

'I’m very excited to join the APC Microbiome Ireland at UCC to investigate the effects of early-life antibiotic exposure on neurodevelopment. The MSCA IF has given me the opportunity to tackle this important topic in the world-class Cryan lab and extend my time here in Europe with easy access to a wealth of exciting research, collaboration, and travel possibilities.' Caitlin Cowan Ph.D., M. Psychol (Clinical), Post-Doctoral Researcher at APC Microbiome Institute.

 

For further information on UCC H2020 projects and the application process, please contact Imma Zoppi and Noirin Ui Bhreithiunigh, Research Support Services, Office of Vice-President for Research & Innovation

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