ITN Information session 17 Nov 2014: slides

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MSC
ITN & RISE
Dr. Jennifer Brennan
National Contact Point
National Delegate
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
Marie Curie Actions, an Irish Success Story
€620 million
• Ireland’s “Take” from FP7 to-date
€111 million
• Portion of this secured via Marie Curie
(2nd Largest FP7 Income-Stream)
€36 million
350
5
• Funding to support research training for
postgraduate students
• Irish Marie Curie Contracts Signed
• Among the top 5 performing MS in 2013 Calls
Data based on Contracts signed as of July 2014
Irish Marie Skłodowska-Curie Office
Sponsored by the Irish Research Council
• Promote the Actions to Irish researchers and research
organisations
• Support researchers in preparing funding applications
• Contribute to policy initiatives relevant to the Actions
Two staff members:
• Dr. Suzanne Miller-Delaney (SFI Centres)
• Dr. Jennifer Brennan
Squo-dovska
Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions in Horizon 2020:
€6.2 billion budget
Training
In the Excellence Science Pillar
Funds ALL RESEARCH AREAS
(no thematic calls or priorities)
Implemented via Annual
Calls for Proposals
Career
Marie
S-Curie
Actions
Mobility
Two Sectors
Academic <-> Non-Academic
• Academic: consists of public or private higher education establishments
awarding academic degrees, public or private non-profit research organisations
whose primary mission is to pursue research, and international European
interest organisations
• Non-Academic: includes any socio-economic actor not included in the academic
sector and fulfilling the requirements of the Horizon 2020 Rules for Participation.
e.g. Industry (incl. SMEs), charities, NGOs, government/public bodies, national
archives, libraries…………
Funding for PIs/Research Orgs
RISE
ITN
COFUND
NIGHT
IF
• Research & Innovation Staff Exchange
• Innovative Training Networks
• Co-financing fellowship or doctoral
programmes with transnational mobility
• European Researchers’ Night
• Individual Fellowships
Deadlines 2015
CALL
Opening Date
Closing Date
Innovative Training Networks 2015
2-Sep-2014
13-Jan-2015
Research & Innovation Staff
Exchange 2015
6-Jan-2015
28-Apr-2015
Individual Fellowships 2015
12-Mar-2015
10-Sep-2015
14-Apr-2015
1-Oct-2015
COFUND 2015
The 2016-2017 Work Programme will be published in Q3 2015
MSCA Calls will run on ~same schedule annually until 2020
RISE: Research &
Innovation Staff
Exchange
Promoting transfer of knowledge
between countries and sectors
• Research programme executed by:
•
•
Exchange of “staff” around the consortium
(Duration 1 month to 1 year)
Networking activities
• Collaborate with any sector and any
country worldwide
• Per Researcher/Month:
•
•
€2000 for travel costs
€2500 networking, management, etc.
• 57% of Irish participations in 2014 Call
were funded
“Staff” = research students, postdocs, PIs, technical and managerial staff.
RISE Requirements
• Project duration 48 months
• Minimum consortium 3 participants in 3 countries
1. 2 academic participants plus 1 non-academic (or vice versa)
2. 2 European participants plus 1 non-European participant
• Secondments:
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•
•
“Staff” must be active at their host for 6 months before secondment
Must be reintegrated after secondment (no duration or mechanism
specified)
All secondments within Europe must be international &
intersectoral
Non-European Countries
• Secondments from Europe to non-European countries are
paid for
• Secondments from most non-European countries* to Europe
are paid for, except:
• Secondments from high-income countries e.g. USA, Brazil
must be financed by their own budget
• All countries are funded to participate in the project’s
networking/training events
* Annex A to the General Work Programme provides a list of countries that can be fully financed by Horizon 2020
RISE 2014 Call – “All European” Project
‘WASTCArD’ - Wrist and arm sensing technologies for cardiac arrhythmias
detection in long term monitoring.
University of
Ulster (UK/NI)
WIT (IE)
INSA Lyon (FR)
SD Informatics
Ltd. (Croatia)
Southern Health
and Social Care
Trust (UK)
Intelesens Ltd.
(UK)
Academic
Non-Academic
4 countries (all Europe), 3 academic, 3 non-academic
RISE 2014 Call – International Project
IMIXSED - “Integrating isotopic techniques with Bayesian modelling for
improved assessment and management of global sedimentation problems”
University of
Plymouth (UK)
Ghent University
(BE)
University of
Liverpool (UK)
CSIC (ES)
Europe
No secondments within Europe (all academic)
Not Europe
No secondments between non-European countries
Jimma University
(Ethiopia)
Kathmandu
University
(Nepal)
7 countries (3 outside Europe), No non-academic participants
Scripps Institute
(US)
ITN: Innovative Quality of Research Training
Training
• Objective: to train a new
generation of creative,
Networks
entrepreneurial and innovative
researchers
• A Research Training Programme
for Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs)
•
Less than 4 years’ research
experience after undergrad
A Typical ITN
• Consortium of organisations from different countries and sectors
1.
2.
Beneficiaries: recruit researchers
Partner Organisations: host secondments/provide training
• Propose a joint research programme
• Recruit researchers across the consortium– each researcher has an
Individual Research Project
• Advanced research skills and transferable skills training
• Networking events
• Secondments for each researcher to another sector
(academic to non-academic, or vice-versa)
Mobility Rule
• To be eligible to join a MSCA ITN a researcher cannot have
resided in the country of host organisation for > 12 months
in the last 3 years prior to the recruitment/Call deadline.
• No nationality/citizenship requirements
3 ITN Modes
European
Industrial Doctorate
(EID)
European
Joint Doctorate
(EJD)
European
Training Network
(ETN)
Duration 48 Months
Min.
2 beneficiaries
2 countries
2 sectors
3 academic
beneficiaries
3 countries
3 beneficiaries
3 countries
Partner Organisations from any sector (no min or max)
ESRs funded 3 to 36 months
5 ESRs* / 15 ESRs
PhD
(50% of time in nonacademic sector)
* For a two-beneficiary project
15 ESRs
Joint PhD
No educational
degree reqd.
(PhD typical)
Consortium Tips and Pitfalls 1
• No maximum consortium size – 6 to 10 beneficiaries is
considered manageable
• Must have non-academic sector participating (beneficiaries)
• Ok to have more than one partner from same country but no
more than 40% of the budget can go to one country
• ESRs must be recruited by a named beneficiary
• One Irish organisation cannot participate “on behalf” of other
members of a Centre/Cluster and recruit the ESRs across the
members of the Centre/Cluster
• All members of the Centre/Cluster must be Beneficiaries
Consortium Tips and Pitfalls 2
• Ok to include many non-European countries as beneficiaries
or partner orgs – but “high income” countries (e.g. US, BRIC)
are better off applying as partner orgs.
• Check to see if there are already funded ITNs in your area
http://cordis.europa.eu/search/advanced_en. If there are,
need to think what added value yours can bring.
2014 Success Rates
Coordinator
ETN
EJD
EID
ALL
IE Success Rate
18.5%
n/a
0.0%
17.9%
EU Success Rate
9.4%
15.4%
18.8%
10.5%
2013 ITN Call
13.6%
n/a
0.0%
7.5%
Partner
ETN
EJD
EID
ALL
IE Success Rate
10.2%
0%
27.3%
11.4%
EU Success Rate
10.2%
15.8%
23.6%
10.8%
2013 ITN Call
18.4%
n/a
33%
18.9%
Cut off scores for funding typically 93 marks out of 100 (mid-80s for EJD)
ITN 2014
Funded ETN Project:
REMEDIATE – “Improved
decision-making in
contaminated land site
investigation and risk
assessment
€3.9 million
13 Partner Organisations
(1 each from US and CA)
T.E.
Laboratories
DCU
(IE)
Shell
Global
Solutions
Cranfield
University
(UK)
Univ.
DuisburgEssen (DE)
QUB
(UK/NI)
Tech. Univ.
Dortmund
(DE)
IWW
Zentrum
Wasser
Supren
GMBH
Univ. of
Torino
(IT)
Copenhagen
Univ. (DK)
ITN 2014
Funded ETN Project:
CASPIAN – “Around the
Caspian: a Doctoral Training
for Future Experts in
Development and
Cooperation with Focus on
the Caspian Region ”
€3.8 million
13 Partner Organisations
Univ. St.
Andrews
(UK)
Tallinn
University
of Tech
(EE)
Ghent
Univ. (BE)
DCU
(IE)
Res. Cent.
for East
European
Studies (DE)
Univ. of
Coimbra
(PT)
Oxford
Brookes
Univ. (UK)
ITN 2014
Funded EID Project:
MET-A-FOR – “Metabolomic
analysis for the forensic
detection of drugs of abuse in
performance and food
producing animals ”
€820k
No Partner Organisations
QUB
(UK/NI)
Irish
Laboratory
Diagnostics
Services
Ltd. (IE)
ITN 2014
Funded EID Project:
CropStrengthen– “Genetic and
molecular priming approaches
to increase crop strength and
stress tolerance”
Bioatlantis
Ltd.
(IE)
Univ.
Potsdam
(DE)
€1.3 million
No Partner Organisations
Enza
Zaden
R&D B.V.
(NL)
All successful
3-Beneficiary
EIDs involved 3
different
countries
Univ.
Complutense
Madrid (ES)
ITN 2014
Funded EJD Project:
EDEN – “European
Dry Eye Network”
Optegra
Mvz Gmbh
(DE)
Univ.
Valencia
(ES)
€2.5 million
3 Partner Organisations
(incl. Bausch and Lomb)
Wroclaw
Polytechnic
(PL)
Aston
Univ. (UK)
Funding Model
Categories of
eligible costs
Marie
SkłodowskaCurie action
ITN
(100%)
Costs of researchers (1)
PER MONTH
Institutional costs (2)
PER MONTH
Living
allowance
(a)
Mobility
allowance
(b)
Family
allowance
(c)
Top-up
allowance
(d)
3 110
600
500
--
Stage
ESR
Gross Salary (without family)
€39,000 p.a.
Research, Management
training and and indirect
networking
costs
costs
(b)
(a)
1 800
1 200
Gross Salary (with family)
€44,000 p.a.
Max Budget ~€3.75 million (RTN costs €970k, Management €650k)
Proposal Structure
Administrative
Forms
Part B
(Proposal)
http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/calls/h2020-msca-itn-2015.html
Part B - Proposal Content
Download from inside the online application system
1. Excellence
2. Impact
Overall page limit of 30 pages
No section page limits
3. Implementation
4. Gantt Chart
5. Capacities of the Participating Organisations (tables)
6. Ethical Aspects
7. Letters of Commitment
Essential Training Elements 1
Complementarity
Not exhaustive……..read Section 4 of the GfA for tips
• Individual Research Project
• Dedicated training events
•
•
•
Programmes offered locally at participating
institutions
(in person and remote/online training)
Events organised centrally by the network (summer
school, training weeks etc.)
Final conference
Essential Training Elements 2
•
Training in advanced research skills and transferable skills
•
•
•
E.g. communication, project management, gender, innovation &
entrepreneurship, IPR, ethics, academic writing,
standardisation, personal development, team skills, research
integrity………..
Secondments, for all ESRs to another sector for a
meaningful duration (> 3 months)
Training for each ESR is personalised by the use of a
Personal Career Development Plan (PCDP)
Essential Supervision Elements
•
Supervisors must demonstrate supervision experience
•
•
Joint supervision is a requirement
•
•
Each ESR to have a non-academic sector co-supervisor
Must demonstrate “structured supervision”
•
•
E.g. numbers of PhDs/postdocs supervised. Where are they
now?
E.g. regular meetings (formal and informal)
Supervisors monitor research progress and training
process (using the PCDP)
Suggested
Management Structure
External
Advisory
Group
Training
Committee
Project
Management
Team
Supervisory Board
Dissemination &
Outreach
Committee
Research
Coordination
Committee
IP & Exploitation
Committee
ESR Committee
Evaluation
Evaluation Panels
Proposals are read by at least 3 disciplinary experts
Distribution of awards across Panels is proportional to # of proposals received
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Chemistry (CHE)
Physics (PHY)
Mathematics (MAT)
Life Sciences (LIF)
Economic Sciences (ECO)
ICT and Engineering (ENG)
Social Sciences & Humanities (SOC)
Earth & Environmental Sciences (ENV)
ITN EID and EJD– multidisciplinary ranking
Evaluation Criteria
Criterion
Weighting
Priority
(ex-aequo)
Excellence
50%
1
Impact
30%
2
Implementation
20%
3
Overall threshold of 70%
No individual thresholds
The “Charter and Code” and
Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R)
Embedded in Evaluation Criteria for all MSCA
• Charter: researchers’ career management
• Code: open and transparent recruitment and
appraisal
• If host has endorsed the C&C, include in proposal
HRS4R: mainstreaming C&C in institutions
• Awarded the right to use “HR Logo”
• UCD, UL, NUIG, WIT and UCC are awardees
(to-date).
• If applicable, should be included in proposal
http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/index.cfm/rights/index
List of institutions: http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/index.cfm/rights/strategy4ResearcherOrgs
Indicative Call Timetable
Activity
Publication of Call
Deadline
Evaluation of Proposals
Evaluation Outcome
Signing of Grant Agreements
Typical delays to GA Signature:
- Validation of Participant Identification Code
(even extending from FP7 to H2020 is time-consuming)
- Ethics Review
Date
2-Sep-2014
13-Jan-2015
March 2015
June 2015
September 2015
•Training Webinar 28th
November (recordings on
ITN 2015 website and YouTube)
Supports •ITN Policy Brief
•Analysis of weaknesses in
Irish proposals in 2014 Call
Thank
you!
[email protected]
www.iua.ie/mariecurie
Marie Skłodowska-Curie
Office Ireland
YouTube: MarieCurieActionsIre

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