Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions: Innovative Training Networks – 2018 Call for Proposals open

The European Commission has opened the MSCA ITN 2018 call for proposals.

This scheme is aimed at supporting ECRs in joint training and/or doctoral programmes, and there are three different strands to apply for: European Training Networks, European Industrial Doctorates and European Joint Doctorates. Applications are to be made using the EU Participant Portal by 17.00 (Brussels time) on 17 January 2018.

Click here for the Guide for Applicants (please note that this call is still to be officially endorsed by the EC so this document may be subject to changes).

The UK Research Office has organised two Information Events concerning this call – to register click on the links below:
Tuesday 24 October – Sheffield
Wednesday 25 October – London


H2020 Innovative Training Networks info events in Sept and Oct

As National Contact Point for Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions, UKRO is holding two info events on the current Innovative Training Networks call. This call will open on 15 September and will close on 10 January.

The events will be held on 26 September at the University of Manchester and 12 October at the University of West London. They  are aimed at those interested in applying to this call and will take participants step by step through the proposal format and issues to consider when developing an application.

In both cases attendance is free but registration is essential. This can be done on the UKRO website. If you are not an UKRO member, you can sign up here.

Innovative Training Networks support joint research training and/or doctoral programmes, implemented by European partnerships of universities, research institutions, industry and other non-academic organisations. The research training programmes are intended to provide doctoral students with excellent research skills, coupled with experience outside academia, hence developing their innovation capacities and employability prospects.


Innovative Training Networks call open

In the new round of 2016 Horizon 2020 calls that opened last week, the EC launched the latest call under Marie Curie Actions for Innovative Training Networks (ITNs). ITNs supports joint training and/or doctoral programmes implemented by partnerships of universities, research institutions, businesses and partners from other sectors. There are three different strands: European Training Networks (ETN); European Industrial Doctorates (EID) and European Joint Doctorates (EJD). The differences are essentially about the number of non-academic partners and whether joint or multiple degrees are awarded to the doctoral researchers at the end of the programme.

The deadline is 12 January 2016. Full call details are available on the Participant Portal. If you’d like advice on ITNs or a project idea then contact the Research Funding and Policy Manager for your faculty.


Horizon 2020: Innovative Training Networks Information Event

MCAUKRO, in its capacity as UK National Contact Point for the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), is holding two information events on the 2016 ‘Innovative Training Networks’ (ITN) call for proposals, which will have a deadline in mid-January 2016.

The ITN scheme supports joint research training and/or doctoral programmes run by partnerships of universities, industry and other non-academic organisations.

The events will be held at the University of York and at the Royal Veterinary College in London on Wednesday 7 October. They will give participants a clear understanding of the proposal format for each scheme and the key issues relating to planning, writing and submitting proposals. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis to UKRO subscribers. If you don’t yet subscribe to UKRO then you can do so here.


Interested in Innovative Training Networks?

Innovative Training Networks (ITNs) are part of the Marie Sklowdowska-Curie Actions in Horizon 2020. ITN funding supports networks of universities, research organisations as well as potentially industry partners to run training networks and joint doctoral programmes. The current call for proposals is open with a deadline of 13 January 2015.
UKRO subscribers can access presentations from information sessions run by the UK National Contact Point for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions on the 2015 Innovative Training Networks (ITN) call. These give a really useful overview of the scheme, participation rules, award criteria and the evaluation process as well as some application tips. If you haven’t already subscribed to UKRO’s European funding updates, you can do so here. If you have an idea for an ITN, please contact the Research Funding and Policy Manager for your faculty who can then help you develop your application.