Dr. Jennifer Brennan

Dr. Jennifer Brennan is the National Contact Point for the Horizon 2020 Marie Sk?odowska-Curie Actions, and is based at the Irish Universities Association. As NCP, Jennifer is responsible for promoting the Actions to researchers and research-active organisations, and advising applicants. In her other role as National Delegate to the MSCA Programme Committee she contributes to policy initiatives related to the Actions. She has a background in research and has worked in academia in the UK, USA and Ireland. Prior to joining the IUA, Jennifer held the post of Scientific Officer at the Irish Research Council, where she co-ordinated two successful proposals submitted to the FP7 Marie Curie Actions COFUND Calls in 2007 and 2011, each with a value of approximately €5m, the largest amounts leveraged by Ireland from FP7. She has a strong interest in researcher careers development and gender equality, and was instrumental in opening the Athena SWAN gender equality initiative to the Irish Higher Education system.