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Irish Research Council 2021

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  • Registered Users Posts: 29 ✭✭✭ BuuuuuuuuuB


    Are there any new for Postdoc?


  • Registered Users Posts: 57 ✭✭✭ blizzardofone


    Sorry to hear that some of you did not progress. I've everything crossed that there's more opportunities coming your way soon!

    No news about the Postdoc from me. I somehow can't see them releasing the PhD and Postdoc results on the same day? Though I'm basing that off nothing other than my gut feeling


  • Registered Users Posts: 14 ✭✭✭ clemfandango5


    All quiet here so far with the postdoc. Will let you know if the bongos start beating.

    I'm glad postgrads got news at last. Congrats to all who made the cut and commiserations to the others.


  • Registered Users Posts: 97 ✭✭✭ iamyourending


    No news here on postdoc either. Hopefully tomorrow or Thursday at the latest - it's been a long wait!

    Well done to everyone that got good news on the PhD side of things, and really hard luck to those who didn't. It's not an easy email to read after all the work that goes into the application.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10 Choose


    I applied 2019, got through to second round and was ultimately unsuccessful.
    I applied 2020 and was successful.

    Use this year to update and improve your application and try again!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,334 ✭✭✭ Murph_D


    Probably goes without saying, but if your institution offers any information sessions on how to write your application, make sure you attend. Little details, like how to handle questions about data protection, Gantt chart timelines, lay abstracts etc., are really useful in helping to round out your application and making sure you're scoring in every possible area. Commiserations to those who did not make it this time, but persist!


  • Registered Users Posts: 29 ✭✭✭ BuuuuuuuuuB


    I hope today the IRC send us the results of Postdoc. It has been a very long wait.


  • Registered Users Posts: 57 ✭✭✭ blizzardofone


    Another day of refreshing my emails - everything crossed for some news about the postdocs today


  • Registered Users Posts: 29 ✭✭✭ BuuuuuuuuuB


    Another day of refreshing my emails - everything crossed for some news about the postdocs today

    If you can send them an email and ask for any new.


  • Registered Users Posts: 57 ✭✭✭ blizzardofone


    If you can send them an email and ask for any new.

    I can't email again - I emailed yesterday and they just said it'd be sometime 'soon' :eek::(


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  • Registered Users Posts: 29 ✭✭✭ BuuuuuuuuuB


    I can't email again - I emailed yesterday and they just said it'd be sometime 'soon' :eek::(
    Great blizzardofone.
    If you can share the text they sent you.


  • Registered Users Posts: 57 ✭✭✭ blizzardofone


    The email I got said: 'We are currently working on finalising the outcome of the Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme and hope to update applicants soon. Unfortunately, we cannot give you an exact date at this time.'


  • Registered Users Posts: 21 ✭✭✭ Kinks56


    The email I got said: 'We are currently working on finalising the outcome of the Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme and hope to update applicants soon. Unfortunately, we cannot give you an exact date at this time.'
    That makes me think it could be another week or so. :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 9 ✭✭✭ clementine5


    Do you know what the chances are of you being successful if you get through to the second round of assessment? Nobody in my lab has applied for an IRC before so i'm very much in the dark with what my chances of success are. Thanks a million


  • Registered Users Posts: 57 ✭✭✭ blizzardofone


    Kinks56 wrote: »
    That makes me think it could be another week or so. :(

    I took it to hopefully mean this week at some point?


  • Registered Users Posts: 10 Choose


    Do you know what the chances are of you being successful if you get through to the second round of assessment? Nobody in my lab has applied for an IRC before so i'm very much in the dark with what my chances of success are. Thanks a million

    There is absolutely no way of knowing. If you go through to the second round you will be reviewed by international assessors, who are seeing your application for the first time and do not know your initial result. It totally depends how well you score in this round.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21 ✭✭✭ Kinks56


    I took it to hopefully mean this week at some point?

    I hope you're right!


  • Registered Users Posts: 57 ✭✭✭ blizzardofone


    Has anybody had any news from them? Any emails?


  • Registered Users Posts: 14 ✭✭✭ clemfandango5


    I emailed them to ask if they were now in a position to clarify whether we would be told the outcome (postdoc) by the end of the week and they replied:

    “We are currently working on the outcome of the Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme and we anticipate being able to update applicants soon”

    So, while I really, really, hope that means we’ll be putting you all out of your misery very soon, how long is a piece of string, right? If it goes past Friday then it’s starting to get inhumane. I do not know how last year applicants stuck it!

    Surely it can’t last too much longer? I’m going to be optimistic and take a punt that we’ll know by Friday at the latest – but could very well be wrong…


  • Registered Users Posts: 57 ✭✭✭ blizzardofone


    I'm in the same mindset clemfandango5! I think it'd be cruel if it went into next week (and definitely not 'early April as they said!) Being optimistic too that the news will come before the weekend!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6 ✭✭✭ bibble123


    Sending out good vibes for you postdocs! It is honestly just cruel - they're obviously very behind but keeping everyone in the dark is just mean. Hopefully it'll be today or tomorrow for you guys!


  • Registered Users Posts: 57 ✭✭✭ blizzardofone


    Beginning to lose hope for hearing anything today!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5 spokyn


    Beginning to lose hope for hearing anything today!

    I'd say you could be right, I'm expecting the portal to go down at some stage before we hear anything and based on my obsessive checking (lol) I don't think that's happened yet so possibly not today...the wait is really dragging on now. It'd be nice to even get an official notice from them that it's delayed.


  • Registered Users Posts: 29 ✭✭✭ BuuuuuuuuuB


    May be tomorrow. But it is not an early anymore.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5 spokyn


    May be tomorrow. But it is not an early anymore.

    I'd be very surprised if it's a Saturday. I'm almost 100% sure the IRC office would be closed.


  • Registered Users Posts: 29 ✭✭✭ BuuuuuuuuuB


    spokyn wrote: »
    I'd be very surprised if it's a Saturday. I'm almost 100% sure the IRC office would be closed.

    May be they are working from home.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5 spokyn


    May be they are working from home.

    Yes, they almost certainly are but they still won't be releasing results on a Saturday.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14 ✭✭✭ clemfandango5


    Jesus, not another week of waiting. Starting to think they mean early April in 2022! Even a bit of clarification from them would be good.


  • Registered Users Posts: 29 ✭✭✭ BuuuuuuuuuB


    So it will be tuesday?
    Is the next Monday a holiday?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5 spokyn


    So it will be tuesday?
    Is the next Monday a holiday?

    Next Monday isn't a holiday here but I think at this point it's impossible to know what day/date it will be. I know last year there was quite a long COVID related delay but I believe candidates were informed of the delay at some point before the initial due date. I don't know for sure as it's been 2 years since I last applied but I'm sure someone else here knows better how that actually went down.


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