Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks
Structured Doctoral Training in Networks From Several European Institutions
Innovative Training Networks, ITN for short, support the structured training of young early-stage researchers, particularly doctoral candidates, with networks made up of multiple European institutions within an international, interdisciplinary, and intersectoral research area. With the ITNs, the EU provides funding to research teams with a recognized international format, which are pursuing top, multi-national collaborative research projects with partners both in and outside of academia.
Objectives and Content of the Funding
ITN pursue the goals of structuring existing training opportunities for young researchers. In addition, deployments to academic and non-academic institutions as well as numerous training opportunities are intended to improve the career prospects of scientists in the long term.
Funding will be provided for networks for up to four years. The calls for proposals are open to all topics. In addition to financing young researchers, training and networking activities will also be funded. ITN exclusively fund so-called early stage researchers, or ESR for short, i.e. researchers in the first four years of their research career who do not have a doctorate.
Innovative Training Networks in Horizon Europe
ITN will also be important in Horizon Europe, the upcoming EU supporting program for research and innovation. Horizon Europe is set to start January 1, 2021, when the funding line will continue to support mobility and training of ECR unter the new name of "doctoral networks".
In the table below you will find an overview of all current and completed ITN at RWTH and Uniklinik RWTH Aachen.
Innovative Training Networks (H2020) with RWTH involvement
Innovative Training Networks (FP7) with RWTH involvement
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions: Innovative Training Networks
Weiterführende Informationen der Europäischen Kommission zu ITN
Innovative Training Networks (ITN)
Weiterführende Informationen der Nationalen Kontaktstelle zu ITN
Jobbörse der Europäischen Kommission für Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen und -wissenschaftler