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TOPIC : Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN-EID)

Topic identifier: MSCA-ITN-2015-EID
Publication date: 23 July 2014

Types of action: MSCA-ITN-EID European Industrial Doctorates
Opening date:
02 September 2014
Deadline: 13 January 2015 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
  Horizon 2020
Topic Description

  European Industrial Doctorates (EID)

EIDs have the objective of training highly-skilled researchers and stimulating entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation in Europe. This is to be achieved in particular by involving the non-academic sector in doctoral training so that skills better match public and private sector needs. Each EID is composed of at least two beneficiaries established in two different Member States or Associated Countries. At least one beneficiary must be entitled to award doctoral degrees (*) and at least one beneficiary must come from the non-academic sector, primarily enterprise. Each participating researcher must be enrolled in a doctoral programme and spend at least 50% of their time in the non-academic sector. The joint supervision of fellows by supervisors from each sector is mandatory. A wider set of partner organisations may also complement the training.

Note that EID proposals will be ranked in a separate panel with a dedicated budget of €25 million.

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

Topic conditions and documents

Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.

The budget breakdown for this call is given in the call conditions section of the work programme.

  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. Note that specific conditions apply to Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) and 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. Note that 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 Specific arrangements: The ITN-specific guide for applicants can be downloaded from the Call Documents page (available at the call opening date).
  4. Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard 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(s) of action(s) 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

  • ITN-2015 - Flash Call Info_en en
  • ITN 2015 - Guide for Applicants (updated version) en
  • ITN 2015 - Corrigendum 2 of Guide for Applicants (19/12/2014) en
  • ITN 2015 - Corrigendum 1 of Guide for Applicants (30/09/2014) en
  • ITN 2015 - FAQs en
  • ITN 2015 - List of Descriptors en
  • Ethics - Guidance to complete the ethics self-assessment en
  • Legal basis - Framework Programme H2020 en
  • Legal basis - Specific Programme H2020 en
  • WP H2020 - 1. Introduction en
  • WP H2020 - 3. Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) en
  • WP H2020 - 19. General Annexes en

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