Next Doctoral Networks 2024 call opening soon: 6 steps to prepare your application

Get started with this funding scheme and learn how to prepare a successful proposal for this call opening on 29 May.

MSCA Doctoral Networks implement doctoral programmes through consortia of organisations from different sectors across Europe and beyond.

Selected networks expose the researchers to the academic and non-academic sectors, and offer them training in research, as well as in transferable skills and competences relevant for innovation and  long-term employability of researchers.

They also benefit participating institutions which receive funding to develop excellent doctoral programmes, allowing them to attract talent, increase their global visibility and foster cooperation with other sectors and countries.

The MSCA and Doctoral Networks focus on excellence in various aspects. Excellence does not only apply to the individual fellows supported or the collaborations fostered and knowledge transferred. The quality and novelty of the research and innovation methodologies applied, the research conducted as well as the training, supervision and career guidance provided to researchers are also crucial aspects of MSCA Doctoral Networks and key award criteria.

The MSCA are open to all domains of research and innovation, chosen freely by the applicants, and have a strong focus on interdisciplinary, international and intersectoral cooperation. Doctoral Networks support programmes addressing this triple dimension across all research fields, and provide specific incentives to encourage cooperation between academic and non-academic sectors.

If you are considering applying for MSCA Doctoral Networks, follow the article’s source for some useful tips and guidance to start preparing your proposal.

Source: European Commission (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions) | What’s new (