Doctorate Career Development and Mobility Studentships in Medical Device Research and Advancements: Enhancing the CÚRAM Industry-Academia Training Initiative

MedDevDoc is the successor Industry-Academia Training, Career Development and Mobility Studentship Programme at CÚRAM, Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Centre for Research in Medical Devices to MedDevDoc 101126640 (Dec 2023 to Nov 2028). The MedDevDoc Programme aims to train biomedical doctoral candidates in multidisciplinary, intersectoral, and transferable skills for next-generation medical device development. Education shall be based at one of ten CÚRAM academic organisations: University of Galway (GALWAY), University College Dublin (UCD), The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), Trinity College Dublin (TCD), University of Limerick (UL), Dublin City University (DCU), Technological University of the Shannon (TUS), University College Cork (UCC), National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) and Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin). Also, CÚRAM’s industry partners (Associated Partners) will supervise and train students during intersectoral secondments



CÚRAM, the Centre for Research in Medical Devices, is a national, SFI-funded, €68.4m research centre based out of the University of Galway. CÚRAM's prime objective is to radically improve health outcomes for patients by developing innovative implantable ‘smart’ medical devices to treat primary unmet medical needs. CÚRAM industry partners include Irish companies and multinationals in the medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology sectors. CÚRAM’s vision is to be a global leader in creating and translating clinic-ready and patient-focused medical devices, develop the next generation of industry-relevant, publicly engaged researchers, and become an anchor for industry-applicable research.


Marie Skłodowksa-Curie Fellowships:

The MedDevDoc program is part of the Marie Skłodowksa-Curie Actions (MSCA), a European Commission funding program under Horizon Europe. Named after the double Nobel prize-winning Polish-French scientist Marie Skłodowksa-Curie, MSCA offer excellent and innovative research training, attractive career development, and knowledge-exchange opportunities across borders and sectors, e.g., academia and industry, Marie Skłodowksa-Curie Fellowships are internationally recognised as a mark of research excellence.




This project has received funding from Horizon Europe's Excellent Science programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Action, grant agreement No: 101126640