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Human+ Project Fellowship Call Now Open

17 December 2020 - Are you an experienced researcher with an interest in human-centred technology? The first call for fellowships with Human+ is open for applications until 30 January 2021*.

Human+ is a groundbreaking fellowship programme which places the human at the centre of technology innovation to serve the long-term and collective needs of society. The programme, Cofunded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, was ranked 2nd in Europe out of dozens of applications, for its unique approach to driving technological innovations from the human perspective.

In a world where the word 'zoom' has become a verb, the role of technology is ever more prevalent. Rapid developments in information technology and the impact of AI, data centric automation and the mass adoption of online engagement have opened up new, unfamiliar frontiers in all areas of society.  Big data and machine learning are challenging the nature of the human experience and transforming our experience of social interaction, medicine, governance, entertainment, journalism, and privacy.

The Covid-19 pandemic has given us a glimpse of how a technology-based future can impact our daily lives across all levels of our society. Amplified by social isolation, it is imperative that we study the implications and opportunities of the digital impact on humans, both in the present crisis and beyond Covid-19.

The Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute and The ADAPT Centre ( the world-leading SFI Research Centre for Digital Media technology hosted by Trinity College Dublin) will address this opportunity through the Human+ programme, which connects Computer Science with Arts and Humanities researchers and enterprise to forge a human-centric approach to technological innovation. 

Human+ is a five-year international and interdisciplinary fellowship programme. 18 postdoctoral researchers will be funded for a fellowship of 2 years as part of this project. They will join a unique training programme that includes interdisciplinary and collaborative research skills to bridge the gap between science and the humanities, as well as opportunities to engage with Irish enterprise.

Are you an experienced researcher with an interest in human-centred technology? Applications to the fellowship are open until 30 January 2021*. For further information please visit www.humanplus.ie or contact the Project Manager by email (humanplus@tcd.ie).

Find out more about eligibility criteria here.

*Deadline has been extended until 19 February 2021

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