Horizon Europe (2021 - 2027)

MSCA Doctoral Networks 2023

Last update: 6 days ago Last update: Jun 18, 2024

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Location:EU 27EU 27
Contracting Authority Type:Development Institution
Status:Awarded
Budget:N/A
Award ceiling: N/A
Award floor: N/A
Sector:Training, Research
Languages:English
Eligible applicants:Unrestricted / Unspecified
Eligible nationalities:Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, A ... See more Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Dem. Rep. Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Commonwealth of, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini (Swaziland), Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Polynesia, French Southern Territory, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, North Macedonia, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine / West Bank & Gaza, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, St. Pierre and Miquelon, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Date posted: Dec 7, 2022

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Call updates

Apr 12, 2024 8:19:27 AM

Flash information on the overall results of the HORIZON-MSCA-20223-DN-01 call for proposals (‘flash call info’)

Call identifier:

HORIZON-MSCA-2023-DN-01

Call title:

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Networks

Published:

30/05/2023

Deadline:

28/11/2023

Available budget:

Total budget: EUR 456.295 million

 

The Agency has now completed the evaluation of the proposals submitted to the above­mentioned call. The breakdown of evaluation results is as follows:

MSCA-2023-DN (Doctoral Networks) 

Number pf proposals submitted

1066

Number of ineligible/inadmissible/withdrawn proposals

5

Number of proposals receiving an evaluation score above the threshold

944

Total budget requested from these above-threshold proposals

3,246,112,560.00 €

 

We recently informed the applicants about the evaluation results for their proposals.
It is expected that the first grant agreements will be signed by July 28th 2024.

Information on the selected projects will be published on CORDIS after that date.

Please note that the number of proposals that can be funded will depend on the finally available budget and the formal selection by the Commission.

For questions, please contact the Research Enquiry Service.

DN Percentiles - This table informs on the percentage of proposals with a given score or higher, per ranking list, also showing the funding ranges. 

Summary of the independent observer report:

This has been a large and complex evaluation exercise, in terms of number of proposals and external experts involved, and in terms of work breakdown in several evaluation phases and procedures. Yet, it has been implemented in an efficient and timely manner, fully respecting the planned schedules, both overall and for the various internal steps.

This evaluation has adopted all the applicable procedures that represent a standard and a best practice in Horizon Europe. Some of the procedures used are specific for this evaluation and other instruments in the MSCA programme, such as the usage of Vice-Chairs to allocate the proposals to the evaluator experts (so to ensure a proper coverage of scientific & technical knowledge required), and the implementation of consensus meeting as a mix of offline and online discussions.

The evaluation has also adopted an extensive approach to quality control and cross-reading of proposals, which, together with the other evaluation steps, were instrumental to achieve a very high fairness in the treatment and ranking of proposals. A fundamental contribution to this result lies in the central execution of the final phases (finalization of quality control, cross-reading, and panel discussions). The full-time, face-to-face nature of these phases is also an invaluable measure to increase the expertise and professionalism of a whole class of specialized expert roles (Chairs and Vice-Chairs), including first-timers, which are a pillar of MSCA DN evaluations.

The Unit staff has established a set of conflict-of-interest rules that are in line or even more stringent than the applicable ones, as described in the experts’ contract, and has implemented effective actions to detect, mitigate and manage the cases of conflict of interest. This is particularly important considering the large size of this evaluation, both in terms of proposals and external experts.

The procedures and information involved in the evaluation have been fully transparent to all the actors involved, including both Unit staff and external experts. Yet, transparency was duly limited by appropriate information safeguarding to protect confidentiality, and to implement the necessary measures to detect and manage the cases of conflict of interest.

Overall, all the applicable regulations have been fully respected, and the evaluation was characterized by a high-level performance, dedication, and collaborative attitude by all the actors involved. The outcome of this exercise is high-quality and fair.


 

Apr 9, 2024 3:17:56 PM

Flash information on the overall results of the HORIZON-MSCA-20223-DN-01 call for proposals (‘flash call info’)

Call identifier:

HORIZON-MSCA-2023-DN-01

Call title:

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Networks

Published:

30/05/2022

Deadline:

28/11/2022

Available budget:

Total budget: EUR 456.295 million

 

The Agency has now completed the evaluation of the proposals submitted to the above­mentioned call. The breakdown of evaluation results is as follows:

MSCA-2023-DN (Doctoral Networks)

Number pf proposals submitted

1066

Number of ineligible/inadmissible/withdrawn proposals

5

Number of proposals receiving an evaluation score above the threshold

944

Total budget requested from these above-threshold proposals

3,246,112,560.00 €

We recently informed the applicants about the evaluation results for their proposals.
It is expected that the first grant agreements will be signed by July 28th 2024.

Information on the selected projects will be published on CORDIS after that date.

Please note that the number of proposals that can be funded will depend on the finally available budget and the formal selection by the Commission.

For questions, please contact the Research Enquiry Service.

DN Percentiles - This table informs on the percentage of proposals with a given score or higher, per ranking list, also showing the funding ranges.

Summary of the independent observer report:

This has been a large and complex evaluation exercise, in terms of number of proposals and external experts involved, and in terms of work breakdown in several evaluation phases and procedures. Yet, it has been implemented in an efficient and timely manner, fully respecting the planned schedules, both overall and for the various internal steps.

This evaluation has adopted all the applicable procedures that represent a standard and a best practice in Horizon Europe. Some of the procedures used are specific for this evaluation and other instruments in the MSCA programme, such as the usage of Vice-Chairs to allocate the proposals to the evaluator experts (so to ensure a proper coverage of scientific & technical knowledge required), and the implementation of consensus meeting as a mix of offline and online discussions.

The evaluation has also adopted an extensive approach to quality control and cross-reading of proposals, which, together with the other evaluation steps, were instrumental to achieve a very high fairness in the treatment and ranking of proposals. A fundamental contribution to this result lies in the central execution of the final phases (finalization of quality control, cross-reading, and panel discussions). The full-time, face-to-face nature of these phases is also an invaluable measure to increase the expertise and professionalism of a whole class of specialized expert roles (Chairs and Vice-Chairs), including first-timers, which are a pillar of MSCA DN evaluations.

The Unit staff has established a set of conflict-of-interest rules that are in line or even more stringent than the applicable ones, as described in the experts’ contract, and has implemented effective actions to detect, mitigate and manage the cases of conflict of interest. This is particularly important considering the large size of this evaluation, both in terms of proposals and external experts.

The procedures and information involved in the evaluation have been fully transparent to all the actors involved, including both Unit staff and external experts. Yet, transparency was duly limited by appropriate information safeguarding to protect confidentiality, and to implement the necessary measures to detect and manage the cases of conflict of interest.

Overall, all the applicable regulations have been fully respected, and the evaluation was characterized by a high-level performance, dedication, and collaborative attitude by all the actors involved. The outcome of this exercise is high-quality and fair.


 

Nov 29, 2023 11:57:26 AM

A total of 1,066 proposals were submitted in response to this call. The number of proposals for each topic is shown below:

- Doctoral Networks (standard DN): 920 proposals (86.3% of total)
- Industrial Doctorates (DN-ID): 64 proposals (6.0% of total)
- Joint Doctorates (DN-JD): 82 proposals (7.7% of total)

Best regards,

The MSCA Doctoral Networks team


Jun 2, 2023 4:16:46 PM

REA organises a Call Information session on 14 June.

The MSCA DN 2023 Call info event will inform all potential applicants about important novelties for 2023. Participants will have the opportunity to raise their questions through Slido in advance of the event and during dedicated Q&A sessions.

⚡️Join us on 14 June for the info event on the MSCA Doctoral Networks 2023 call: https://t.co/LObp5OAuxU

https://rea.ec.europa.eu/events/horizon-europe-marie-sklodowska-curie-actions-msca-doctoral-networks-2023-2023-06-14_en

❓You can already submit your questions in advance via Slido (Event code #DN2023): https://t.co/2mvq7yYwbv

https://app.sli.do/event/3eu16Rz5syinEhTSmcRZQv/live/polls 


May 30, 2023 12:00:00 AM

The submission session is now available for: HORIZON-MSCA-2023-DN-01-01(HORIZON-TMA-MSCA-DN-JD-HORIZON-TMA-MSCA-DN-ID-HORIZON-TMA-MSCA-DN)


MSCA Doctoral Networks 2023

TOPIC ID: HORIZON-MSCA-2023-DN-01-01

Programme: Horizon Europe Framework Programme (HORIZON)
Call: MSCA Doctoral Networks 2023 (HORIZON-MSCA-2023-DN-01)
Type of action: HORIZON-TMA-MSCA-DN HORIZON TMA MSCA Doctoral Networks
Type of MGA: HORIZON Unit Grant [HORIZON-AG-UN]
HORIZON-TMA-MSCA-DN-ID HORIZON TMA MSCA Doctoral Networks - Industrial Doctorates
HORIZON Unit Grant [HORIZON-AG-UN]
HORIZON-TMA-MSCA-DN-JD HORIZON TMA MSCA Doctoral Networks - Joint Doctorates
HORIZON Unit Grant [HORIZON-AG-UN]
Deadline model: single-stage
Planned opening date: 30 May 2023
Deadline date: 28 November 2023 17:00:00 Brussels time

ExpectedOutcome:
Project results are expected to contribute to the following outcomes:

For supported doctoral candidates

New research and transferable skills and competences, leading to improved employability and career prospects within and outside academia;
New knowledge allowing the conversion of ideas into products and services, where relevant;
Enhanced networking and communication capacities with scientific peers, as well as with the general public that will increase and broaden the research and innovation impact.
For participating organisations

Improved quality, relevance and sustainability of doctoral training programmes and supervision arrangements;
Enhanced cooperation and transfer of knowledge between sectors and disciplines;
Increased integration of training and research activities between participating organisations;
Boosted R&I capacity;
Increased internationalisation and attractiveness;
Regular feedback of research results into teaching and education at participating organisations.
Scope:
MSCA Doctoral Networks will implement doctoral programmes, by partnerships of universities, research institutions and research infrastructures, businesses including SMEs, and other socio-economic actors from different countries across Europe and beyond. MSCA Doctoral Networks are indeed open to the participation of organisations from third countries, in view of fostering strategic international partnerships for the training and exchange of researchers.

These doctoral programmes will respond to well-identified needs in various R&I areas, expose the researchers to the academic and non-academic sectors, and offer training in research-related, as well as transferable skills[1] and competences relevant for innovation and long-term employability (e.g. entrepreneurship, commercialisation of results, Intellectual Property Rights, communication). Proposals for doctoral networks can reflect existing or planned research partnerships among the participating organisations.

The selection procedure for doctoral candidates must be open, transparent and merit-based, in line with the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. The vacancy notice (to be widely advertised internationally, including on the EURAXESS[2] website) must mention if the published rates include all employer and employee's taxes and contributions. If possible, the gross salary (net salary + employee’s taxes and contributions) should be published.

MSCA Doctoral Networks are encouraged to lead to Industrial or Joint Doctorates.

Industrial Doctorates

Through Industrial Doctorates, doctoral candidates will step outside academia and develop skills in industry and business by being jointly supervised by academic and non-academic organisations, both of which can be established in the same EU Member State or Horizon Europe Associated Country.

Joint Doctorates

Joint Doctorates represent a highly integrated type of international, inter-sectoral and multi/interdisciplinary collaboration in doctoral training. They lead to the delivery of joint, double or multiple doctoral degrees[3] recognised in at least two EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries.

Supervisory Board

Each MSCA Doctoral Network should have a clearly identified supervisory board co-ordinating network-wide training, research and in particular supervision activities in line with the Guidelines for MSCA supervision, while establishing continuous communication and exchange of best practice among the participating organisations to maximise the benefits of the partnership.

Training activities

MSCA Doctoral Networks should exploit complementarities between participating organisations and foster sharing of knowledge and networking activities for example through the organisation of workshops and conferences. Proposed training activities should respond to well identified needs in various R&I areas, with appropriate references to inter- and multidisciplinary fields and follow the EU Principles for Innovative Doctoral Training[4]. They should be primarily focused on developing new scientific knowledge through original research on personalised projects.

Inter-sectoral secondments of researchers to other participating organisations, including in third countries, are encouraged when relevant, feasible and beneficial for the researchers and in line with the project objectives. This will increase the employability of the researchers outside academia.

Doctoral Networks should develop substantial training modules, including digital ones, addressing key transferable skills and competences common to all fields and fostering the culture of Open Science, innovation and entrepreneurship as well as good scientific conduct such as research integrity. In particular, Doctoral Networks should adequately prepare doctoral candidates for increased research collaboration and information-sharing made possible by new (digital) technologies (e.g. collaborative tools, opening access to publications and to other research outputs including data, FAIR data management, societal engagement and citizen science, etc.).

Supervision

Particular attention is paid to the quality of supervision and mentoring arrangements as well as career guidance. Joint supervision of the researchers is mandatory for Industrial and Joint Doctorates.

Career Development Plan

A Career Development Plan must be established jointly by the supervisor and each recruited doctoral candidate. In case of joint supervision, such a plan should be established involving all supervisors. In addition to research objectives, this plan comprises the researcher's training and career needs, including training on transferable skills, teaching, planning for publications and participation in conferences and events aiming at opening science and research to citizens. The plan, established at the beginning of the recruitment, should be revised (and updated where needed) within 18 months.

[1]As an illustration, Eurodoc published a list of such transferable skills at: http://eurodoc.net/skills-report-2018.pdf

[2]https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/

[3]Every time this Work Programme part refers to doctoral degrees, this means that the degrees have to be recognised as such by the relevant authorities of the country or countries concerned.

[4]principles_for_innovative_doctoral_training.pdf

 
 
 
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