Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions

NEW Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions - Innovative Training Network (MSCA-ITN)

The fourth Horizon 2020 call for proposals, offering the EU-funded Innovative Training Networks (ITN) a total of €442 million, is currently open. This scheme aims to train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative early-stage researchers.

The Innovative Training Networks is an action under the Horizon 2020 activity, Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions. This scheme will extend the traditional academic research training setting and will provide researchers with a combination of research-related and transferable competences. It will offer enhanced career perspectives in both the academic and non-academic sectors through international, interdisciplinary and inter-sector mobility, combined with an innovation-oriented mind-set.

Support will be given to competitive selected joint research training and/or doctoral programmes, implemented by partnerships of universities, research institutions, research infrastructures, businesses, SMEs, and other socioeconomic actors from different countries across Europe and beyond.

Types of Innovative Training Network

There are three types of Innovative Training Networks:

1. European Training Networks (ETN)

Composition of the Network:

  • Minimum participation of 3 beneficiaries from 3 EU, MS or AC. Additional beneficiaries from MS, AC or TC*. Partner organizations from any country. Typical size of 6-10 beneficiaries.
  • Participation of the non- academic sector is expected.

Recruitments and Secondments

  • Maximum of 540 person-months per network.
  • Each beneficiary must recruit, host and supervise at least one researcher.
  • Secondments of an individual researcher to other beneficiaries and/or partner organisations up to a maximum of 30% of their recruitment period.

Remark

  • Researchers will typically be enrolled in a doctoral programme.

2. European Industrial Doctorates (EID)

Composition of the Network:

  • At least 2 beneficiaries, 1 academic and 1 non- academic (primarily enterprise), located in different MS or AC. Additional beneficiaries from MS, AC or TC*. Partner organizations from any country. Typical size of 2-3 beneficiaries.

Recruitments and Secondments

  • Maximum of 540 person-months per network, ecxept for an EID with two beneficiaries (max. of 180 person-months)
  • Researchers must spend at least 50% of their time at in the non-academic sector. Any inter-sectoral mobility between academic and non-academic beneficiaries must be international. The total secondment duration to partner organisations is limited to max. of 30% of the fellowship duration.

Requirements

  • Mandatory enrolment of researchers in a doctoral programme provided either by a beneficiary or by a university associated to the action as a partner organisation.

Remark

  • Ranked in a separate multidisciplinary panel with an earmarked budget of € 32 million.

2. European Joint Doctorates (EJD)

Composition of the Network

  • Minimum 3 beneficiaries, located in different MS or AC, which are entitled to award doctoral degrees. Additional beneficiaries from MS, AC or TC*. Partner organizations from any country. Typical size of 4-8 beneficiaries.

Recruitments and Secondments

  • Maximum of 540 person-months per network

Requirements

  • Mandatory enrolment of researchers in the joint doctoral programme with the final degree awarded by institutions from at least two different countries, primarily within Europe (MS/AC)
  • At least two-thirds of the supported early-stage researchers enrolled in a joint, double or multiple degree within Europe, i.e. between two or more beneficiaries/partner organisations established in an MS or AC.
  • The remaining supported researchers enrolled in a programme that results in a degree awarded by at least one European participating organisation (MS/AC).

Remark

  • Ranked in a separate multidisciplinary panel with an earmarked budget of € 35 million.

Who can apply?

Organizations in the academic and non-academic sectors. Eligible countries: MS, AC, TC.

How do I apply?

Proposals are submitted in reply to a call for proposals. All related information such as the Guide for Applicants and full eligibility criteria can be found at the Participant Portal.

More informal bits of information can be found on the Facebook page of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions https://www.facebook.com/Marie.Curie.Actions/

Deadline: January 17, 2018 at 17:00, Brussels local time

Here is a direct link to the Guide for Applicants 2018.

At ACRO Noemi Anna Kovacs kovacsn@ceu.edu is responsible for the management of these actions. Please contact her with any inquiries.