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Target Audience: Academic / Research staff at all levels
This interactive information session will provide an overview of the collaborative PhD training opportunities available under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN) scheme of Horizon 2020. Participants will gain an understanding of both the multi-partner European Training Network (ETN) and the European Industrial Doctorate (EID) strands of the ITN scheme (including what can be funded, application process, upcoming deadlines, etc).
Strathclyde has been particularly successful in the ITN scheme – with 10 ITNs funded under the first two calls in Horizon 2020. With a Strathclyde success rate in 2015 of almost 25%, significantly above the 6.8% average for the 2015 call, this session allows colleagues to tap into the considerable expertise of existing Strathclyde ITN grantholders. Participants will hear from a colleague involved in a European Training Network (ETN) project, as well as from a colleague involved in a two-partner industrial doctorate (EID) project.
The session also offers a rare opportunity to hear from the industrial partner involved in our EID project, in order to better understand the issues involved in the planning and writing the proposal from their perspective, as well as why they wanted to be involved in the project, and what benefits it has brought.
Participants will gain an understanding of the evaluation criteria, and benefit from the lessons learned from the evaluation of both successful and unsuccessful Strathclyde proposals submitted so far in Horizon 2020.
These hints and tips on the key considerations involved in the planning, writing and submitting of an ITN proposal will help shape your own topic idea, who to include in your consortium, and your training offering in order to maximise your chances of success in this highly competitive scheme.
This session will be particularly useful to colleagues new to the ITN scheme, who want to find out more about the opportunities, although colleagues already preparing applications will also benefit from the case studies and advice. There will be further ITN workshops later in the year to support colleagues actively involved in preparing applications to the 2017 and 2018 deadlines.
At the end of the session, you will have:
- an understanding of the aims of the ITN scheme and the types of projects that can be funded
- an understanding of the key considerations involved in the planning, writing and submitting of an ITN proposal
- heard hints and tips from previous grantees which will help to shape your own project idea
Delivered By: Fiona McKenna, RKES