Call for proposals H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN) 2015
The European Commission has published a new call for proposals under the 2014-2015 work programme Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) of the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation - Horizon 2020. The closing date for applications is January 13, 2015. The call for proposals Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN) - H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015 has a budget of € 370,000,000. Call topics are: European Industrial Doctorates (EID), European Joint Doctorates (EJD) and European Training Networks (ETN). For further information about this call and documents please click here.
The objective of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) is to support the career development and training of researchers - with a focus on innovation skills - in all scientific disciplines through worldwide and cross-sector mobility. For this, the MSCA provide grants at all stages of researchers' careers, from PhD candidates to highly experienced researchers, and encourage transnational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility. The MSCA will become the main EU programme for doctoral training, funding 25,000 PhDs.
Endowing researchers with new skills and a wider range of competences, while offering them attractive working conditions, is a crucial aspect of the MSCA. In addition to mobility between countries, the MSCA also seek to break the real and perceived barriers between academic and other sectors, especially business. The MSCA follow a "bottom-up" approach, i.e. individuals and organisations working in any area of research can apply for funding. Several MSCA initiatives promote the involvement of industry etc. in doctoral and post-doctoral research.