Eligibility criteria

Eligibility criteria of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant apply. Only applicants who comply to the following conditions will be considered:

Conditions of mobility

Researchers are required to undertake trans-national mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up their appointment. One general rule applies to the appointment of researchers in a network:
At the time of selection by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account.

Example A: a French researcher has moved to the Netherlands for the first time and has carried out research there for the last six months. He can be appointed within a team in the Netherlands.

Example B: a Dutch researcher has spent 11 months in the Netherlands just prior to his appointment. Before that period he’s been working in the UK for 3 years. Thus, he can be appointed in a team in the Netherlands.
Conditions of experience

Early-stage researchers (PhD students) are those who are, at the time of selection by the host institution, in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers. This is measured from the date when they obtained the degree which formally entitles them to embark on a doctorate (as a PhD student), either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the research training is provided, irrespective of whether or not a doctorate was envisaged.

Example C: a researcher has graduated with a first degree in biology in 2013 and would like to start her Ph.D. in 2016. She is eligible as an ESR within the ITN as she has less than 4 years of research experience and no PhD.

Example D: a researcher obtained her PhD after 3 ½ years. She is not eligible as an ESR within the ITN even though she has less than 4 years of research experience. However, she would be eligible to be appointed as an Experienced Researcher within the first five years of her career.