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Writing Competitive ITN Proposals in the H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Programme

"Writing Competitive ITN Proposals in

the H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie


1. Workshop

Marie Sk?odowska-Curie Innovative Training

Networks (ITN) can take the form of collaborative

European Training Networks (ETN), European

Industrial Doctorates (EID) or European Joint

Doctorates (EJD).

The fierce competition in obtaining a MSCA ITN grant

requires new ways of understanding and addressing

the evaluation criteria and therefore the approach in

writing the different sections of the proposal. We will

therefore make use of the Logic Tree for Grant Writing

derived from the ERC applications and adapted to

address the consortium driven nature and career

development nature of the MSCA ITN grant.

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

Besides providing you with a solid background and

understanding of the objectives, the policy context

and the basic principles of Marie Curie ITN under

H2020, we aim to offer new conceptual tools to

enhance the coherence and therefore the quality and

robustness of the proposal. Where the conceptual

tools will help in structuring the scientific story line, we

will add the subjective dimension of “excitement”

broken down in 3 components, “Intrigue, Convince

and Inspire” to create a project that hooks the reader

to the ideas and plans described.

3. Outcome

To provide a better insight and understanding of how

to excite the reviewers about the proposition. need to

understand per subsection, new ideas on how to

approach this as a consortium and in particular to.

4. Who should attend

This workshop will be of value for researchers and EU

Liaison Officers, experienced and non-experienced.

5. Methodology

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, as well as group

work to ensure active participation. Lessons learnt

from previous evaluations will be discussed where


Each participant receives the slides in hardcopy and

our detailed guide via our online e-learning system..

The course material covers in depth background

information on the topics listed in the programme


6. Trainer

Lotte Jaspers founding partner of Yellow

Research has almost 30 years of experience with

writing European research grants. She has been

running workshops on MSCA and ERC research

grants at numerous universities as well as coached

many applicants with the submission of their

proposals. She has also direct experience in MSCA

ITN project as partnering organization in the training

of the new generation of PhDs. Beside MSCA presubmission

reviews an important part of her work is

related to the ERC Starting, Consolidator and

Advanced grants submissions.

7. Time Schedule


Introduction Marie Curie Programme and ITN

• Key facts

• Evaluation procedures and criteria

• Building your ITN project

• Overall proposal format

The Science

• 1.1 Quality, innovative aspects and credibility of the

research programme

• 3.1 Coherence and effectiveness of the work plan

• 6 Ethical Issues

Lunch break

The Training

• 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

participating organisations

• 3.2 Appropriateness of the management structures

and procedures

• 3.3 Appropriateness of the infrastructure of the

participating organisations

• 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

skills development

• 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


16:30 End of Training Course

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




September 20, 2019

9.00 – 16.30 hrs

Yellow Research

Veembroederhof 5-7, 1019 HD Amsterdam


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