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Publication date 11-12-2013 Deadline Date 09-04-2014 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)
Total Call Budget €405,180,000 Main Pillar Excellent Science
Status Closed OJ reference OJ C361 of 11 December 2013
Topic: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN-EJD)

European Joint Doctorates (EJD)

EJDs have the objective of promoting international, intersectoral and multi/inter-disciplinary collaboration in doctoral-level training in Europe through the creation of joint doctoral programmes, leading to the delivery of joint, double or multiple doctoral degrees (*).


They are composed of at least three beneficiaries established in different Member States or Associated Countries that are entitled to deliver doctoral degrees. Above this minimum, the participation of any other organisation from the same or other countries (worldwide) is possible under the conditions provided by the Horizon 2020 Rules for Participation.

Each recruited researcher must be:

  • selected, supervised, monitored and assessed through a joint governance structure;
  • be enrolled on a joint doctoral programme
  • undertake transnational mobility


Note that EJD proposals will be ranked in a separate panel with a dedicated budget of €30 million.

(*) Doctoral degrees have to be recognised as such by the relevant authorities of the country or countries concerned.



1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in part A of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.

2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in part B and C of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme, with the following exceptions: the conditions specific to Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) are described in the MSCA section of the General Work Programme.

3. Evaluation

3.1 Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: described in part H of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme, with the following exceptions: the award criteria and evaluation procedure specific to Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) is described in the MSCA section of the General Work Programme.

3.2 Guide to the submission and evaluation process

3.3 The ITN-specific guide for applicants can be downloaded from the Call Documents page.

4. Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the proposal template.

5. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement:
Information on the outcome of evaluation: maximum 5 months from the final date for submission.
Signature of grant agreements: maximum 3 months from the date of informing successful applicants.

6. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms for the type of action under this topic:
Specific provisions and funding rates ITN
MSCA standard proposal template (administrative forms and structure of technical annex)
MSCA standard evaluation form
Annotated Model Grant Agreement

7. Additional provisions:
Horizon 2020 budget flexibility
Classified information

8. Open access must be granted to all scientific publications resulting from Horizon 2020 actions, and proposals must refer to measures envisaged. Where relevant, proposals should also provide information on how the participants will manage the research data generated and/or collected during the project, such as details on what types of data the project will generate, whether and how this data will be exploited or made accessible for verification and re-use, and how it will be curated and preserved.

Additional documents

You can download the same documents as one zip file from the call page

  • Guide for Applicants ITN 2014 en
  • MSCA - Descriptors 2014 en
  • Ethics Issues: Checklist en
  • FAQs ITN 2014 en
  • Legal basis - Specific Programme H2020 en
  • WP H2020 - 1. Introduction en
  • WP H2020 - draft corrigendum en
  • WP H2020 - 3. Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) en
  • Legal basis - Framework Programme H2020 en
  • Legal basis - Rules for Participation en
  • WP H2020 - 18. General Annexes en

No submission system is open for this topic.