Call for Proposals - Marie Curie Initial Training Networks (ITN) FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN Closed!


The European Commission has given notice of the launch of calls for proposals under the 2011 People work programmes of the Seventh Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration Activities (2007 to 2013).

This 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. For the purposes of this action, the private sector is understood to comprise organisations gaining the majority of their revenue through competitive means with exposure to commercial markets.


Marie Curie Initial Training Networks: Support for training and career development of researchers

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 emerging supra-disciplinary fields.

The action will be primarily for researchers from Member States and associated countries, but also open to researchers from other third countries.

European community funding

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

  • 318,41 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 26 January 2011 - 10 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Work Programme 2011 - People (Work programme)
  • Marie Curie Initial Training Networks (ITN) (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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