- 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.