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- Writing Competitive ITN Proposals in the H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Programme, Resubmissions only
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks
(ITN) can take the form of collaborative European Training
Networks (ETN), European Industrial Doctorates (EID) or
European Joint Doctorates (EJD).
This workshop is about making your Marie Curie ITN
proposal the best competitive proposal. Even though the
budget of the Marie Curie actions was increased in H2020,
the competition is expected to remain fierce. A common
mistake many applicants make is to consider an ITN project
as a research project with some training elements.
However, MSCA is a training scheme, so it is not enough to
provide good science! Based on the experiences in Marie
Curie, this workshop provides you with valuable information
and input for writing a competitive H2020 Marie Curie ITN
While the final call for proposals is not published yet, the
provisional deadline for the last round of H2020 MSCA ITN
proposals is January 14th 2020.
2. Programme Outlines
We provide you with solid background information about the
objectives, the policy context and the basic principles of
Marie Curie ITN of H2020 with specific attention to
appropriate resubmission strategies. We will focus on the
evaluation procedure and the 3 consolidated evaluation
criteria: Excellence, Impact and Implementation.
Participants will obtain general and latest information about
the Marie Sklodowska-Curie programme, in particular about
the ITN scheme. Participants will receive strategic and
practical input for writing competitive ITN-proposals under
H2020, with emphasis on resubmissions.
4. Who should attend
This workshop will be of value for researchers and EU
Liaison Officers, experienced and non-experienced who
plan to resubmit an ITN proposal for the last call of H2020.
The workshop will be in English, with no translation.
Participants will be provided with solid background
information. Moments for discussion are included in the
programme to promote exchange of views between
participants and trainers. Lessons learnt from previous
evaluations will be discussed where possible. Participants
are requested to bring their rejected proposal + ESR to the
workshop for analysis.
Each participant will receive electronic access to the course
material, which consists of a detailed guide to help
researchers with their submission as well as a copy of the
slides presented during the workshop.
Aya van den Kroonenberg, Ph.D: Aya joined Yellow
Research in 2013. She has more than 20 years of experience
with writing European research grants. Aya is regularly
invited by the European Commission as an expert evaluator
for FP research proposals. We have been running workshops
on MSCA and ERC research grants at various universities as
well as assisted in the pre-submission reviews of numerous
successful MSCA ITN, MACS IF, ERC Starting, Consolidator
and Advanced grants.
Introduction Marie Curie Programme and ITN
• Key facts
• Evaluation procedures and criteria
• Building your ITN project
• Overall proposal format
Resubmission strategies including exercise I
• Resubmission strategies
• Analysis of ESR
• Improving your ITN project
• 1.1 Quality, innovative aspects and credibility of the
• 3.1 Coherence and effectiveness of the work plan
• 6 Ethical Issues
• 1.2 Quality and innovative aspects of the training
• 1.3 Quality of the supervision
The Consortium and Management
• 1.4 Quality of the proposed interaction between the
• 3.2 Appropriateness of the management structures
• 3.3 Appropriateness of the infrastructure of the
• 3.4 Competences, experience and complementarity
of the participating organisations and their
commitment to the programme
• 5 Participating organisations
The expected Impact
• Policy background
• 2.1 Enhancing the career perspectives and
employability of researchers and contribution to their
• 2.2 Contribution to structuring doctoral/early-stage
research training at the EU level and to
strengthening European innovation capacity
• 2.3 Quality of the proposed measures to exploit and
disseminate the results
• 2.4 Quality of the proposed measures to
communicate the activities to different target
Resubmission strategies including exercise II
• Be your own reviewer
• Improving your ITN proposal:
8. Course fee
The YR course fee is € 695 per participant (VAT exempted),
incl. coffee & tea, lunch and course materials. The fee for in
house training with max 24 persons and 1 trainer is €3.750
(VAT reverse charged outside the Netherlands), excl. travel,
hotel, subsistence costs and printing of course materials.
Course fee for more than 24 persons is €4.740.
9. Date and Location and Booking
November 1 2019
9.30 – 17.00 hrs
1019 HD Amsterdam
Contact Sarah Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org