The assessment process

Application → Shortlisting → Interview → Reference checking → Selection

  • After the deadline (Friday noon, December 1st 2023), all eligible applications are reviewed in January 2024 by different members of the EIL Network and by recruiting partners (e.g. Foroige, University of Galway ALIVE etc.). EIL network members include staff, board members, and past award winners.
  • Once a shortlist of candidates has been selected, all applicants will be contacted and informed of whether or not they have been successful in securing an interview.
  • All shortlisted candidates are required to attend the interview day in Dublin on Saturday, February 10th 2024, where they will be interviewed by a panel of EIL network members (staff, past winners, board members etc.) and recruiting partners.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend one of two Enrolment Days either in Cork (Thursday, 7th March) or Dublin (Saturday, 9th March).
  • When a potential winner has been identified, their references will then be checked.
  • If the selection panel is happy with the reference, the winner is notified of their success. All unsuccessful candidates are notified as soon as possible.

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