The second Horizon 2020 call for proposals, offering the EU-funded Innovative Training Networks (ITN) a total of €370 million, opens today. This scheme aims to train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative early-stage researchers.
The Innovative Training Networks isan 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 socio-economic actors from different countries across Europe and beyond.
Partnerships take the form of collaborative European Training Networks (ETN), European Industrial Doctorates (EID) or European Joint Doctorates (EJD). Each project should have a clearly identified supervisory board coordinating network-wide training and establishing active and continuous communication and exchange of best practices among the partners.
The call H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015 is open until 13 January 2015, 17.00 Brussels time. Applicants must submit their proposal electronically, following the link on the Participant Portal.