UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)



What are Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions?

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) are part of the first priority of Horizon 2020 ("Excellent science"). The MSCA programme provides excellent and innovative research training as well as attractive career and knowledge-exchange opportunities through cross-border and cross-sector mobility of researchers to best prepare them to face current and future societal challenges.

What are Innovative Training Networks?

The Innovative Training Networks (ITN) are part of Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions and aim to train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative early-stage researchers, able to face current and future challenges and to convert knowledge and ideas into products and services for economic and social benefit.

Which is the definition of Early Stage Researcher?

An Early Stage Researcher shall, at the time of recruitment by the host organisation, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of his/her research careers and has not been awarded a doctoral degree.

How is the research career defined?

An ESR must be in the first four years of his/her research career, which is measured from the date when a researcher obtained the degree which would formally entitle him or her to embark on a doctorate (either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited), irrespective of whether or not a doctorate is or was even envisaged.

Can a MA level student apply, assuming that he/she will receive his/her Master before the start of the project (1st August 2018)?

Yes, he/she is eligible.

What kind of proof of not staying for more than 12 months in a country should a candidate provide?

As proof of not staying for more than 12 months in a country, it is required to provide both some proofs of residency (e.g. in different EU countries you must register if you stay more than 3 months) as well as copies of diplomas.