The European Commission has announced that a total of 1164 proposals have been submitted to the first Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) 2014 Innovative Training Networks (ITN) call under Horizon 2020, which closed on 9 April 2014. This is slightly lower than the number submitted to the last call under FP7 for the equivalent Marie Curie Initial Training Networks.
The 1164 proposals submitted to the H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014 Innovative Training Networks call is slightly lower than the 1175 submitted in 2013 under the last equivalent FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Networks call. As the indicative budget for this call is EUR 405.18 million, compared to EUR 470.72 million for the 2013 call, it is likely that the overall success rate will drop slightly.
The breakdown of proposal numbers and indicative budgets for each of the three strands were as follows:
- European Training Networks (ETN): 1004 proposals (86% of total). Indicative budget EUR 349.69 million;
- European Industrial Doctorates (EID): 107 proposals (9% of total). Indicative budget EUR 30 million;
- European Joint Doctorates (EJD): 53 proposals (5% of total). Indicative budget EUR 25.5 million.
It is expected that applicants will know the outcome of evaluation around mid to late September 2014. For further information on future calls for the MSCA programme please email the team on email@example.com