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Open Calls for Proposals - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Networks


The second call for the Action MSCA Doctoral Networks was announced in May 2022 and proposals will be accepted until November 15th 2022. More information about the call can be found on the Funding & Tenders portal

The MSCA Doctoral Networks aim to train entrepreneurial, innovative and resilient doctoral candidates, able to face current and future challenges and to convert knowledge and ideas into products and services for economic and social benefit. 

Doctoral Networks implement doctoral programmes, by partnerships of universities, research institutions and infrastructures, businesses including SMEs, and other socio-economic actors from different countries across Europe and beyond. These doctoral programmes will respond to well-identified needs in various research and innovation areas, expose the researchers to the academic and non-academic sectors, and offer research training, as well as transferable skills and competences relevant for innovation and long-term employability. 

Besides standard Doctoral Networks, incentives have been introduced to promote two specific types of doctorates as well:

  1. Industrial Doctorates: They train PhD candidates who wish develop their skills and step outside academia, in particular in industry and business. Individual participants must be enrolled in a doctoral programme and jointly supervised by the academic and non-academic partners. 
  2. Joint Doctorates: They provide a highly integrated type of international, inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary collaboration in doctoral training leading to a joint doctoral degree or multiple doctoral degrees awarded by the participating institutions. PhD candidates must be enrolled in a joint programme and be jointly supervised. 

Info Material: 

For more information on the rules for participation along with useful advice on proposal writing, you can look further into the webinar that took place on May 24th 2022 and was organised by the Research and Innovation Foundation of Cyprus, the National Documentation Centre of Greece and the European Research Executive Agency (REA). The recording of the event is available here and the presentations here

Looking for Partners: 

Those interested can find partners in the matchmaking platform of the EU-funded project for MSCA National Contact Points, “MSCA-NET”. 

Support by the Research and Innovation Foundation, Cyprus: 

We can support those interested in the preparation of proposals through personalized guidance and proposal pre-screening. If you are interested for a proposal pre-screening you should send us your proposal the latest by 31/10/22. For more information you can contact the MSCA National Contact Points in Cyprus

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