ITN 2019 Application Supports

The Irish Marie Skłodowska-Curie Office has prepared a series of supports to assist in writing a successful application for the ITN 2019 call. These should be used in conjunction with the Guide for Applicants.

ITN 2019 Handbook

An application handbook, incorporating details of common weaknesses in unfunded applications and relevant EU policies to include in your proposal is available for download here:
ITN 2018 Handbook (338 downloads)


ITN 2019 Webinars

A four part webinar comprising an overview of the programme as well as webinars devoted to the Excellence, Impact and Implementation sections of the proposal, are available for download below. The slides are also available for download.


ITN 2019 Overview and Evaluation Video 

ITN 2019 Overview and Evaluation (slides only) (105 downloads)



ITN 2019 Excellence Section Video 

ITN 2019 Excellence Section (slides only) (87 downloads)


ITN 2019 Impact Video 

ITN 2019 Impact Section (slides only) (83 downloads)  


ITN 2019 Implementation and Part B2 Video 

ITN 2019 Implementation and Part B2 (slides only) (74 downloads)  


An exhaustive analysis of ESR from the 2018 call compiled by the Net4Mobility+ NCP network is also available for download here:
ESR 2018 Analysis (96 downloads)


Event: Developing Future-Ready Researchers: career development and mobility in a global environment 11th May TCD

The Association of Higher Education Career Services in Ireland (AHECS) Postgraduate Students Task Group is hosting a one-day international conference for all policy makers, academics, careers service and HR staff involved in supporting the career development of early career researchers. The AHECS global study of good practice informed the key themes of the day.

11th May 2018, Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

The programme will focus on career development including international mobility, internships and workplace learning opportunities. Keynote presentations and parallel workshops will be delivered by the speakers from Australia, Canada, UK and Ireland.

The expected outcomes from the day are to:

  • Enhance career development support for early career researchers through collaboration and partnership internationally and locally
  • Discuss the supports that would ideally be put in place in Ireland, and how they might be implemented
  • Influence Irish and European policy based on models of international good practice

Senior representatives of major stakeholder organisations in Ireland will be in attendance.

Click here to register by Friday, 27th of April 2018.


24th and 25th January 2018- Research and Training Projects with European Organisations

This webinar was given on January 24th and 25th by Geraldine Canny and Grace McCarthy to inform potential applicants from Third countries how they could participate in Innovative Training Networks and Research and Innovation Staff Exchange actions. 750 people from around the world registered for these webinars.

The webinar recording and slides can be accessed at the links below.

11 December 2017 – Innovative Training Networks (ITN) information day

The fourth Horizon 2020 Innovative Training Networks (ITN) info day took place in Brussels on 11 December 2017. The agenda of the meeting focused on providing the coordinators of the H2020 ITN projects with information on specific implementation matters. 196 people representing 125 projects took part in the meeting.

Innovative training networks bring together universities, research centres and companies from different countries worldwide to train a new generation of researchers. The funding boosts scientific excellence and business innovation, and enhances researchers’ career prospects by developing their skills in entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation.

Presentations shown during the InfoDay can be accessed here

Go to the latest ITN call for proposals (2018).

10 Nov 2017 – Proposal Preparation Training for ITN Call 2018

Applying to the MSCA ITN Call 2018? The Irish Marie Skłodowska-Curie Office has prepared a series of supports to assist in writing  a successful application.

ITN 2018 Webinars & FAQ

A webinar providing an overview of the ITN programme and its evaluation process is available for download below.

Three webinars, covering the Excellence, Impact and Implementation sections of the proposal, are available for download below.

An FAQ document is available for download here.


ITN 2018 Handbook

An application handbook, including a full annotated template (incorporating details of common weaknesses in unfunded applications and relevant EU policies to include in your proposal) and a “how to submit” guide is available for download below.


Handbook –  Handbook – 2018 ITN Handbook v1.0 (830 downloads)


Video: ITN 2018 Overview and Evaluation Process: 

ITN 2018 Overview and Evaluation Process (slides only):  MSCA ITN 2018 Overview&Evaluation (403 downloads)


Video: ITN 2018 Excellence Section: 

ITN 2018 Excellence Section (slides only):  ITN 2018 - General & Excellence rec (405 downloads)


Video: ITN 2018 Impact Section:

ITN 2018 Impact Section (slides only):  ITN 2018 - Impact (401 downloads)


Video: ITN 2018 Implementation & B2 sections:

ITN 2018 Implementation & B2 sections (slides only):  ITN 2018 Implementation & Part B2 (378 downloads)

ConneXions – Dublin French Tech event 30th Sept – 1st Oct Dublin 8

ConneXions is a two-day free forum connecting France and Ireland in the fields of education, culture and digital technology. It will take place on the weekend of the 30th Sept – 1st Oct. at Richmond Barracks, Dublin 8.

ConneXions is a Dublin French Tech event.

What should you be expecting from that weekend?

–        A weekend of exploring the ways digital technology will be impacting tomorrow’s city and our ways of living

–        5 round table seminars to discuss and debate on issues such as: Will they find a new way for you not to be waiting for the bus under the rain? Will your voice truly impact the way the city is organised? How will tomorrow’s school look like in the future: will they be using pens and schoolbooks? Find out more here

–        20 speakers from France and Ireland from big companies such as Accenture, Linkedin, Veolia, Microsoft, Enedys; universities such as UCD, DCU and University Paris Diderot; media such as Dublin Globe, Silicon Republic; from local authorities such as Dublin City Council and Smart Dublin … and, of course, cultural institutions La Gaîté Lyrique, Science Gallery, Rua Red  

–        20+ exhibitors from France and Ireland at the Start-Up Market will showcase their amazing innovations that will make you want to go back to school, learn a new language, help you develop your career, use video to travel … and much more!

–        Linkedin, the professional social network, will animate a “Rock your profile” stand, with free coaching for all those young professionals, making sure they get the most out of their professional online profile and network!

And, while you are around, don’t forget to have a look around: the hackathon #HackYourCity! is taking place! Our hackers will be busy in the classroom trying to find innovative solutions to challenges linked with education, tourism and developing business opportunities. They will be working on this all weekend-long and pitching their projects on Sunday at 11 am

(“Butwhat is a hackathon?” are you wondering? Well, it is actually people with different backgrounds coming together, forming teams around a problem and collaboratively developing a solution from scratch)

What else?

ConneXions is a free event – Spread the word & get a ticket for your friends on EventBrite

The programme is available on our website:

Richmond Barraks is located in Inchicore, Dublin 8 (here, more precisely)


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