ITMA : Marie Skłodowska‑Curie Actions Individual Fellowship

Irish Traditional Music Archive :  Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship

The Irish Traditional Music Archive / Taisce Cheol Dúchais Éireann invites Expressions of Interest from post-doctoral researchers interested in making an application for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship in the non-academic sector. The project shall focus upon the development of a common linked data framework that can be used to describe musics which propagate via oral transmission and social networks.

Despite the recent proliferation of linked data ontologies there is an apparent need for a vocabulary capable of describing musical entities and relationships such as those found in the collections of the Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA). ITMA will provide domain specific expertise and access to its world-renowned resources for the duration of the project.

Suitable candidates will possess a primary degree (or relevant experience) in music with additional qualifications in areas such as information science, library/archive studies, digital humanities and/or computer science. In addition, they must fulfil the mobility requirement of the MSCA Fellowship scheme which dictates that researchers shall not have been based in the host country for more than 3 of the previous 5 years.

The duration of the project will be two years and shall be based at ITMA in Dublin.

ITMA is a national reference archive and resource centre for the traditional song, instrumental music and dance of Ireland. Established in 1987, the Archive is the first body to be exclusively concerned with making a comprehensive collection of materials for the appreciation and study of Irish traditional music and now holds the largest such collection in existence worldwide. More information on ITMA and its work can be found at

Prospective candidates are encouraged to visit for detailed information on the award and application process.

To discuss further please contact Piaras Hoban (Digital Projects Officer) at [email protected]

Expressions of Interest must be submitted no later than 17:00 on Tuesday 12 July.