The IAS WIRL-COFUND programme received funding the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, under the Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions COFUND scheme (grant agreement number 713548). These fellowships aimed to develop the next generation of research leaders by bringing together early career researchers from around the world into an interdisciplinary research environment where they will undertake a new, independent research project and participate in the IAS Accolade Programme, an extensive training programme aimed at building an independent research profile and establishing a research career.
The programme recruited 30 fellows from around the world over four cohorts, the first of which started in September 2017 and the last of which was recruited in 2020. The programme will continue for our current fellows until the end of 2022 but there will be no further calls for applicants.
The programme has been replaced by the expanded EUTOPIA-SIF fellowships scheme.