MSCA – Innovative Training Networks Information Event (Edinburgh)

The UK Research Office, in its capacity as UK National Contact Point for the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), is holding two information events for organisations and individuals interested in participating in the 2020 MSCA Innovative Training Networks (ITN) call for proposals which opens 12 September 2019, with the deadline on 14 January 2020

This page relates to the event taking place on 7 October 2019 at Edinburgh Napier University.

Click here for the second event, which will take place at the University of Reading on 16 October 2019.

Aim of session

The event aims to provide participants with an in-depth overview of the ITN scheme. Participants should gain a clear understanding of the proposal format for each scheme and the key issues relating to planning, writing and submitting proposals. There will also be ample opportunity to ask questions. The event will be run by one of our UKRO representative with contributions from successful applicants.

Aim of Innovative Training Networks under MSCA

The ITN scheme supports joint research training and/or doctoral programmes, implemented by European partnerships of universities, research institutions, industry (incl. SMEs) and other non-academic organisations. The research training programmes are intended to provide doctoral students with excellent research skills, coupled with experience outside academia to develop their innovative capacities and employment prospects.

Who should attend?

The event is aimed at staff at UK academic and non-academic organisations, including industry, who are planning to participate in the 2020 ITN Call.

Programme outline

The event will take place at the Sighthill Campus of Edinburgh Napier University (9 Sighthill Ct, Edinburgh EH11 4BN) on 7 October 2019. It will begin at 10:30 (with registration from 10:00) and finish by 15:00. Please note that refreshments will be available at the event, but lunch will not be provided.

Final Agenda

Further information on the venue and agenda will be provided to delegates once they have registered.


  • Presentation from the MSCA UK NCP


Attendance will be free of charge, thanks to the support from the University of Reading for hosting the event.

The registration is mandatory. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

MSCA – Innovative Training Networks Information Event (Edinburgh)
07 October 2019
Edinburgh Napier University
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