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Q: Project duration is normally 4 years. Are longer or shorter durations possible? If EID and IDP are doctoral programmes, why can Early Stage Researchers only be appointed for a maximum of 36 months when many will take longer than this to complete their PhDs?
A: Project duration is a maximum of 4 years. This allows the consortium sufficient time to recruit the fellows and to appoint them for the maximum 36 month period. Additional funding from other sources can be added by the participant in order to fund a 4th year of doctoral studies. Shorter durations are theoretically possible but not recommended, since experience in the Framework Programme has shown that a 4 years project duration offers the project consortium a useful margin for manoeuvre.
Category : ITN 2013 call ( EID (European Industrial Doctorates) , IDP (Innovative Doctoral Programmes) )