Call for proposals “People” - Marie Curie Initial Training Networks (ITN) 2010 FP7-PEOPLE-2010-ITN Closed!


The Marie Curie: Initial Training Networks (ITN) action aims to improve career perspectives of early-stage researchers in both public and private sectors, thereby making research careers more attractive to young people. This will be achieved through a trans-national networking mechanism, aimed at structuring the existing high-quality initial research training capacity throughout Member States and Associated countries. Direct or indirect involvement of organisations from different sectors, including (lead-) participation by private enterprises in appropriate fields, is considered essential in the action.

In particular, the action aims to add to the employability of the recruited researchers through exposure to both academia and enterprise, thus extending the traditional academic research training setting and eliminating cultural and other barriers to mobility.

In adition to our useful documents section, further information about Call FP7-PEOPLE-2010-ITN, as well as relevant documents can be found at the FP7 Cordis website.


Marie Curie Action: Initial Training Networks (ITN)

The action will be implemented by supporting competitively selected networks of organisations from different countries engaged in research training. The networks will be built on a joint research training programme, responding to well identified training needs in defined scientific or technological areas, with appropriate references to interdisciplinary and newly merging supra-disciplinary fields.

Participants of the network will apply for support through a joint training programme. These training programmes will address in particular the development and broadening of the research competences of the early-stage researchers.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 243,79 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 22 December 2009 - 11 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Useful documents

  • 2010 Work Programme People (Work programme)
  • Call - Marie Curie Initial Training Networks (ITN) 2010 (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Universities
  • Any legal organisation
  • Non profit organisations
  • Non-governmental organization

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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