3 Marie Skłodowska-Curie RATIONALE“Ensure excellent and innovative research training as well as attractive career and knowledge-exchange opportunities through cross-border and cross-sector mobility of researchers to best prepare them to face current and future societal challenges”
4 MSCA in Horizon 2020 Operates in a “bottom-up” basis Open to all research and innovation domains – from basic research to market take-upMobility is a key requirementAim: develop new knowledge / enhance skills of people behind research and innovationDissemination and public engagement through public outreach activities
5 MSCA in Horizon 2020DEFINITIONS Early Stage Researcher (ESR) At the time of recruitment (ITN) the researcher must be in the first 4 years (full-time research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree Experienced Researcher (ER) At the time of the call deadline (IF) the researcher must be in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience.
6 MSCA in Horizon 2020 Innovative Training Networks (ITN) Early stage researchers onlyMinimum 3 participants from different MS/ACMaximum 540 research months equals 15 full ph.d-projectsTimespan of project – 48 monthsIndividual Fellowships (IF) – EF or GFExperienced researchers onlySole applicant12-24 months (plus 12 months return phase for GF)From any country to MS/AC – EFSecondment from MS/AC to third country (GF)
7 ITNInnovative Training Networks“Aim to train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative researchers, able to face current and future challenges and convert knowledge and ideas into products and services for economic and social benefit”Competitively selected joint research training/doctoral programmes implemented by partnerships of universities, research institutions, business, SME´s and other socio-economic actors from across EuropeFocus on scientific / technological knowledge through research on individual / personalised projectsTransferable skills training e.g. communication, research management, IP, ethics, entrepreneurship, societal outreachExposure to non-academic sector
8 ITN Beneficiaries (Participants level 1) Innovative Training NetworksBeneficiaries (Participants level 1)Signatory to the grant agreementFull partner of the networkContribute directly to the implementation of the training programme by supervising, hosting and training ESRProvide secondment opportunitiesPartner organisations (Participants level 2)Do not sign the grant agreementProvide training and host ESR´s during secondmentBoth academic and non-academic organisations can take part in an ITN either as a beneficiary or as a partner organisation
9 Non-academic sector participation - why and how? To broaden the traditional academic research training setting and eliminate cultural and other barriers to mobility.In all cases the involvement of the non-academic sector must be meaningful and appropriate to the implementation mode and research field.
10 ITN Activities Research & Innovation (Ph.d projects) Networking Summer schoolsIntersectional secondments and visitsCareer development of reserchersDissemination and public engagementCourses providing transferable skillsWorkshops for the network
11 Mobility – very important Transnational&Inter-sectoralResearchers can be of any nationality. They are required to move from one country to another when taking up their appointment. One general rule applies to the appointment of researchers:“At the time of recruitment by the host beneficiary, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host beneficiary for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date.”In all ITN modes, recruited researchers can be seconded to other beneficiaries and/or to partner organisations for a duration of up to 30% of their recruitment period.
12 Individual Fellowships - IF “Aim to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers wishing to diversify their individual competence in terms of skill acquisition at multi- or interdisciplinary level through advanced training, international and intersectoral mobility”Supports Experienced Researchers onlyOpportunities to acquire new knowledge and work on research in a European context, or outside EuropeSpecific support for return and reintegration of researchers to Europe who have previously worked here
13 Individual Fellowships - IF Optional intersectoral secondment that should significantly add to the impact of the research projectMust take place in a MS/ACMust occur during the fellowshipSecondment phase can be a single phase or divided into shorter mobility periods
14 Timetable Call Opens Closes IF 2014 12 MAR 2014 11 SEP 2014 ITN 2015 13 JAN 2015IF 201512 MAR 201510 SEP 2015
15 Award criteria Evaluation scores awarded for each criteria from 0-5 Each award criterion has a weightingTotal score is subject to a threshold of 70 %Proposals ranked and funded in ranking orderEvaluation summary Reports providedNo restrictions on re-application (yet!)Excellence(50 %)Impact(30 %)Implementation (20 %)June 2012