Innovative Training Networks (ITN) is the main European doctoral training programme, putting a special emphasis on non-academic sector participation and the innovation dimension. Innovative training networks bring together universities, research centres and companies from different countries worldwide to train a new generation of researchers. It is funded under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions/ Horizon2020 European Union funding programme.
The call is open to consortia of organisations such as universities, research centres or companies, that propose a research training network, including Brazilian and any other Latin American and Caribbean state institutions.
The call is not open to individual researchers/students. Brazilian and any other Latin American and Caribbean state individual researchers interested in high quality doctoral-level training in and outside academia can apply to the PhD positions created by these networks, including Industrial Doctorate and Joint Doctorate. They are advertised on the Euraxess Job portal.
Mobility across borders is a must.
Three types of Innovative Training Networks
1. European Training Networks (ETN)
Joint research training, implemented by at least three partners from in and outside academia. The aim is for the researcher to experience different sectors and develop their transferable skills by working on joint research projects.
The organisations should be established in at least three different EU or associated countries. Additional participants from any organisation anywhere in the world, including Brazil and any other Latin American and Caribbean state institutions, can also join a network.
2. European Industrial Doctorates (EID)
Joint doctoral training delivered by at least one academic partner entitled to award doctoral degrees, and at least one partner from outside academia, primarily enterprise. Each participating researcher is enrolled in a doctoral programme and is jointly supervised by supervisors from the academic and non-academic sector, where they spend at least 50% of their time.
The aim is for the doctoral candidates to develop skills inside and outside academia that respond to public and private sector needs.
The organisations should be established in at least two different EU or associated countries. A wider set of partner organisations from anywhere in the world may also complement the training.
3. European Joint Doctorates (EJD):
A minimum of three academic organisations form a network with the aim of delivering joint, double or multiple degrees. Joint supervision of the research fellow and a joint governance structure are mandatory. The aim is to promote international, intersectoral and multi/interdisciplinary collaboration in doctoral training in Europe.
The organisations should be from different EU or associated countries. The participation of additional organisations from anywhere in the world, including from the non-academic sector, is encouraged.
The maximum duration of an ITN project is four years. Calls are annual. All research areas can be funded except those covered by the EURATOM Treaty
Deadline: 17 January 2018