Research and Innovation Development Office
Category: Research news
5 February 2016
The European Commission has released initial submission rates for the 2016 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Innovative Training Network (ITN) call. The submission rates are as follows:
A total of 1,611 proposals were submitted. The breakdown by topic is as follows:
- European Training Networks (ETN): 1,363 proposals (85% of total)
- European Industrial Doctorates (EID): 166 proposals (10% of total)
- European Joint Doctorates (EJD): 82 proposals (5% of total).
This is an increase in comparison to the previous MSCA ITN calls under Horizon 2020 in 2014 and 2015 which received in total 1,164 and 1,567 proposals, respectively. As in 2015, an overall budget of €370 million (ETN - €317 million, EID - €25 million, EJD - €28 million) was available for the 2016 where a similar distribution of proposals across the 3 modes was seen (ETN - 84%, EID - 10%, EJD - 6%). It is therefore anticipated that success rates will fall just below those seen in 2015 which were 7.8% for ETN, 9.6% for EID and 9.2% for EJD.
The 2017 MSCA ITN call will see the overall budget increase from €370 million to €430 million.