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Irish Research Council 2021

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  • Registered Users Posts: 57 ✭✭✭ blizzardofone


    I've been checking the portal regularly too spokyn and not seen it go down. So I'm expecting we'll not hear today at this rate! An official notice from the council about the delay would be great.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14 Sspandangler


    Hopefully there is an update for all you postdocs today or early this week. It must be agonizing to not even have the "first round" assessment results yet:(


  • Registered Users Posts: 29 ✭✭✭ BuuuuuuuuuB


    Has anybody had any news or any emails from the IRC ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 57 ✭✭✭ blizzardofone


    No news here - haven't noticed the site going down either, so I'm not holding my breath for today. Hoping they let us know soon though


  • Registered Users Posts: 10 Choose


    Just fyi, I never experienced the portal going down last year or the year before. I'm not sure why people are expecting that...
    They will email you whether you are successful or not. That will be where you will find out first.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 57 ✭✭✭ blizzardofone


    Oh that's so good to know Choose! I had seen on previous threads about the portal going down. it's great to know that you didn't have that!


  • Registered Users Posts: 11 NeoM2020


    Have any of you postdoc applicants had any update? I really thought we'd have heard something by now


  • Registered Users Posts: 57 ✭✭✭ blizzardofone


    No updates yet for the postdoc. I'm at the stage with it where I'm not holding my breath anymore


  • Registered Users Posts: 11 NeoM2020


    No updates yet for the postdoc. I'm at the stage with it where I'm not holding my breath anymore

    Yeah, it's bad form. First they told us "end of March", then they told us "early April". It must be a real shambles behind the scenes


  • Registered Users Posts: 57 ✭✭✭ blizzardofone


    My last email response was a jumbled reply: they said 'we hope to update applicants soon this month'. So Im no longer holding out hope.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 97 ✭✭✭ iamyourending


    It'd be nice to just get an email from them to say that there's been a delay of a few weeks or whatever. Not having any indication whatsoever makes the wait even harder.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14 ✭✭✭ clemfandango5


    Nothing to report here either. They just keep on shifting the goalposts.


  • Registered Users Posts: 57 ✭✭✭ blizzardofone


    Every time I email too its a copy and paste answer. It's really bad


  • Registered Users Posts: 57 ✭✭✭ blizzardofone


    It's kind of shocking that they sent updates for the PhDs but not for the postdocs?


  • Registered Users Posts: 11 NeoM2020


    It's kind of shocking that they sent updates for the PhDs but not for the postdocs?

    It really is. The MSCA results were very poorly communicated this year too, it's clear that there is not a lot of consideration on the 'inside' for the level of stress and anxiety that applicants experience waiting for results. A simple generic email is all it would take on their part.


  • Registered Users Posts: 57 ✭✭✭ blizzardofone


    A generic email would like a god send right now. Particularly so people know when they have to keep their life on hold until...


  • Registered Users Posts: 14 ✭✭✭ clemfandango5


    Hey Kinks56 and everyone,

    I was on the way home from having a nasty wisdom tooth extraction and heard this amazing/prophetic song on the radio by your namesake:

    So tired, tired of waiting
    Tired of waiting for you
    So tired, tired of waiting
    Tired of waiting for you...


    I think it's all very bad form and also awful that the successful MSCA were informed before everyone else NeoM2020

    I think the IRC absolutely must release a generic clarification soon


  • Registered Users Posts: 57 ✭✭✭ blizzardofone


    Anybody got any news from the IRC?


  • Registered Users Posts: 29 ✭✭✭ BuuuuuuuuuB


    Anybody got any news from the IRC?

    Nothing here.


  • Registered Users Posts: 57 ✭✭✭ blizzardofone


    I've even gave up emailing to ask for updates at this stage. Their update was 'early April' and here we are...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11 NeoM2020


    Anybody got any news from the IRC?

    Nope, unfortunately.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21 ✭✭✭ Kinks56


    Not a peep! I'm starting to think we've been abandoned.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14 ✭✭✭ clemfandango5


    All quiet here. This is chronic!


  • Registered Users Posts: 29 ✭✭✭ BuuuuuuuuuB


    Another sleepless night. I hope this hard waiting to end today!!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 11 NeoM2020


    Another sleepless night. I hope this hard waiting to end today!!!

    Let's hope so! This long drawn out process is so distracting :/


  • Registered Users Posts: 14 ✭✭✭ clemfandango5


    I received an email this morning - no joy for me I'm afraid! My application did not progress. I only scored 76.5 and the bar (AHSS) was 92.

    I wish you all the very best and thank you for your company over the journey.


  • Registered Users Posts: 57 ✭✭✭ blizzardofone


    I didn't progress either. I scored 82 and the threshold was 92. Hope you all got better news than me!


  • Registered Users Posts: 29 ✭✭✭ BuuuuuuuuuB


    I did not progress too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21 ✭✭✭ Kinks56


    No joy here! The threshold was 92, so it was a long shot. There's always next year, I suppose. ��


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  • Registered Users Posts: 97 ✭✭✭ iamyourending


    No joy here either unfortunately. Hopefully someone on here got better news!


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