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ITN Innovative Training Networks Call 2015 Dr. Jennifer Brennan NCP & ND Marie Skodowska-Curie Actions During webinar please email queries to Presentation and Q&A report will be available online Marie

  1. ITN Innovative Training Networks Call 2015 Dr. Jennifer Brennan NCP & ND Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

  2. During webinar please email queries to Presentation and Q&A report will be available online

  3. Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions in Horizon 2020: €6.2 billion budget Training Funds ALL RESEARCH AREAS (“Bottom up” with no thematic Marie calls or priorities) S-Curie Actions Implemented via Annual Career Mobility Calls for Proposals

  4. ITN: Innovative Quality of Research Training Training Objective: to train a new generation of • creative , entrepreneurial and innovative researchers Networks A Research Training Programme for • Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) Less than 4 years’ research experience • after undergrad Mobility Rule To be eligible to join a • MSCA ITN a researcher cannot have resided in the country of host organisation for > 12 months in the last 3 years prior to the recruitment/Call deadline. No nationality/citizenship requirements •

  5. Two types of Sector Academic <-> Non-Academic Academic: consists of public or private higher education establishments • awarding academic degrees, public or private non-profit research organisations whose primary mission is to pursue research, and international European interest organisations Non-Academic: includes any socio-economic actor not included in the academic • sector and fulfilling the requirements of the Horizon 2020 Rules for Participation. e.g. Industry (incl. SMEs), charities, NGOs, government/public bodies, national archives, libraries…………

  6. A Typical ITN • Consortium of organisations from different countries and sectors 1. Beneficiaries : recruit researchers 2. Partner Organisations : host secondments/provide training • Propose a joint research programme • Recruit researchers across the consortium– each researcher has an Individual Research Project • Advanced research skills and transferable skills training • Networking events • Secondments for each researcher to another sector (academic to non-academic, or vice-versa)

  7. 3 ITN Modes European European European Industrial Doctorate Joint Doctorate Training Network (EID) (EJD) (ETN) Duration 48 Months 2 beneficiaries 3 degree-awarding 3 beneficiaries Min. 2 countries beneficiaries 3 countries 2 sectors 3 countries Partner Organisations from any sector (no min or max) ESRs funded 3 to 36 months 5 ESRs* / 15 ESRs 15 ESRs PhD No educational (50% of time in non- Joint or Double PhD degree reqd. academic sector) (PhD typical) * For a two-beneficiary project

  8. Consortium Tips and Pitfalls • No maximum consortium size – 6 to 10 beneficiaries is considered manageable • Must have non-academic sector participating (beneficiaries) • Ok to have more than one partner from same country but no more than 40% of the budget can go to one country • ESRs must be recruited by a named beneficiary One Irish organisation cannot participate “on behalf” of other members of a • Centre/Cluster and recruit the ESRs across the members of the Centre/Cluster All members of the Centre/Cluster must be Beneficiaries • • Ok to include many non-European countries as beneficiaries or partner orgs – but “high income” countries (e.g. US) are better off applying as Partner Organisations .

  9. 2014 Success Rates Coordinator ETN EJD EID ALL IE Success Rate 18.5% n/a 0.0% 17.9% EU Success Rate 9.4% 15.4% 18.8% 10.5% 2013 ITN Call IE 13.6% n/a 0.0% 7.5% Partner ETN EJD EID ALL IE Success Rate 10.2% 0% 27.3% 11.4% EU Success Rate 10.2% 15.8% 23.6% 10.8% 2013 ITN Call IE 18.4% n/a 33% 18.9% Cut off scores for funding typically 93 marks out of 100 (mid-80s for EJD/EID)

  10. DCU (IE) Cranfield ITN 2014 T.E. University Laboratories (UK) Funded ETN Project: Shell Univ. Global Duisburg- REMEDIATE – “Improved Essen (DE) Solutions decision-making in QUB contaminated land site (UK/NI) investigation and risk Tech. Univ. IWW assessment Dortmund Zentrum (DE) Wasser €3.9 million Supren Copenhagen GMBH Univ. (DK) Univ. of Torino 13 Partner Organisations (IT) (1 each from US and CA)

  11. ITN 2014 Funded EID Project: MET-A-FOR – “Metabolomic Irish analysis for the forensic QUB Laboratory Diagnostics detection of drugs of abuse in (UK/NI) Services performance and food Ltd. (IE) producing animals ” €820k No Partner Organisations

  12. Bioatlantis ITN 2014 Ltd. (IE) Funded EID Project: CropStrengthen– “Genetic and All successful molecular priming approaches 3-Beneficiary Univ. to increase crop strength and EIDs involved 3 Potsdam stress tolerance” different (DE) countries €1.3 million Enza No Partner Organisations Zaden R&D B.V. (NL)

  13. Univ. ITN 2014 Complutense Madrid (ES) Funded EJD Project: EDEN – “European Univ. Optegra Dry Eye Network” Aston Valencia Mvz Gmbh Univ. (UK) (DE) (ES) €2.5 million Wroclaw 3 Partner Organisations Polytechnic (incl. Bausch and Lomb) (PL)

  14. Writing an Application: The Basics

  15. Preparing to Write Preparing to Submit E-submission using Submission & • Download the call documents • Evaluation of Proposals Service (SEP) from the Participant Portal* Register with SEP for the correct ITN • – 2014/2015 MSCA Work Programme Mode (ETN/EJD/EID)* – Guide for Applicants Download Proposal Template – Must have the Participant Identification • Read them from cover to • Code (PIC) for your organisation cover! Use Search Facility or ask your research office – – Evaluation Criteria Organisation can apply for PIC (temporary one – issued to allow submission) – Overall objective of the Action Get PIC validated ASAP after submission! (Opening pages of GfA and Work – SME beneficiaries should do the Programme) • financial viability self-check** The deadline is 17:00 Brussels time ! • * **

  16. Proposal Content Part B Administrative Forms (Proposal)

  17. Part B - Proposal Content 1. Excellence Overall page limit of 30 pages 2. Impact No section page limits 3. Implementation 4. Gantt Chart 5. Capacities of the Participating Organisations (tables) 6. Ethical Aspects 7. Letters of Commitment

  18. Evaluation of your Application

  19. Evaluation Panels Chemistry (CHE) • Physics (PHY) • Mathematics (MAT) • Life Sciences (LIF) • Economic Sciences (ECO) • ICT and Engineering (ENG) • Social Sciences & Humanities (SOC) • Earth & Environmental Sciences (ENV) • Proposals are read by at least 3 disciplinary experts ETN – proposals are ranked by Panel, e.g. CHE, and the distribution of awards across Panels is proportional to # of proposals received EID and EJD – final ranking in separate EID and EJD panels

  20. Indicative Call Timetable Activity Date Publication of Call 2-Sep-2014 Deadline 13-Jan-2015 Evaluation of Proposals March 2015 Evaluation Outcome June 2015 Signing of Grant Agreements September 2015

  21. Evaluation Criteria Criterion Weighting Priority (ex-aequo) Excellence 50% 1 Impact 30% 2 Implementation 20% 3 Overall threshold of 70% No individual thresholds

  22. Excellence (50%) Impact (30%) Implementation (20%) Quality, innovative aspects and Enhancing research- and innovation-related human Overall coherence and effectiveness credibility of the research programme resources , skills, and working conditions to realise of the work plan , including (including inter/multidisciplinary and the potential of individuals and to provide new appropriateness of the allocation of intersectoral aspects) career perspectives tasks and resources (including awarding of the doctoral degrees for EID and EJD projects) Quality and innovative aspects of the Contribution to structuring doctoral / early-stage Appropriateness of the management training programme research training at the European level and to structures and procedures, including strengthening European innovation capacity , quality management and risk (including transferable skills, including the potential for: management (with a mandatory joint inter/multidisciplinary and intersectoral governing structure for EID and EJD aspects) a) meaningful contribution of the non-academic projects) sector to the doctoral/research training, as appropriate to the implementation mode and research field b) developing sustainable joint doctoral degree structures (for EJD projects only) Quality of the supervision (including Appropriateness of the infrastructure mandatory joint supervision for EID and of the participating organisations Effectiveness of the proposed measures for EJD projects) communication and dissemination of results Quality of the proposed interaction Competences , experience and between the participating complementarity of the participating organisations organisations and their commitment to the programme


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