Awesomely awesome! I won a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Post-Doc Fellowship, which funds me for the next two years. During the time I will work at CONNECT, Ireland’s Research Centre for Future Networks and Communications. CONNECT is spread across many institutions. I’ll be located at Trinity College Dublin and work in Prof. Linda Doyle’s research group.
For the fellowship, I had to come up with a project proposal that was peer reviewed. The review was positive and I was invited to an interview where I gave a short presentation and was asked (quite detailed) about the project.
I’m very happy that all went well. Especially, since the proposal was one of the first things I made on my own. (And the ability to conduct more self-guided research is the goal of doing a PhD.)
Overall, I was ranked second of 41 submission in my category, where 59% percent of the applicants had over four years of post-doc experience.