MSCA Doctoral Networks – 2024 proposal training

This training on proposal writing on Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Doctoral Networks (DN) is organised by the National Contact Points (NCPs) for MSCA in Belgium (NCP Federal BENCP-FNRSNCP Flanders) to support potential applicants and host institutions from both the academic and non-academic sectors. It is also aimed at researchers who are considering applying in the future.

Doctoral Networks (DNs) are consortia of at least 3 different entities (e.g. universities, research institutions and research infrastructures, businesses including SMEs, and other socio-economic actors) in different EU Member States and Horizon Europe Associated Countries. MSCA Doctoral Networks are also open to the participation of organisations from third countries. MSCA is open to all domains of research and innovation, following a bottom-up approach. Supported researchers are doctoral candidates of any nationality. There are three different Doctoral Network modalities. The standard Doctoral Networks and Industrial Doctorates can last for up to four years, Joint Doctorates up to 5 years. Each fellowship duration, on the basis of full-time employment, is between 3 and 36 months, except in the case of Joint Doctorates where this maximum duration is 48 months.

In the morning a thorough introduction on the excellence, impact and implementation criterion via interactive exercises will be provided. After the lunch one or two proposals which has/have been evaluated by the European Commission in the past will be discussed in smaller groups, guided by at least one experienced evaluator and the NCPs. Please note that the same proposal(s) as last year’s training might be used.

Our target audience for this event is limited to researchers willing to participate to a DN call as beneficiary and to support staff persons. As the attendance of such an event is limited, the registrations will be validated on a first come first served basis, respecting a minimum community balance.

Participation to this training is free, registration is mandatory and recommended by the 19th of August. The registration will close on 2 September 18:00. As of 3 September, if places become available, registrants on the waiting list will be invited to participate in the training. You have the possibility to write questions you might have at this stage in the registration form. Please take this opportunity, as all the questions raised beforehand will be addressed in the relevant parts of the training.


In case you would have any question, please do not hesitate to contact one of the organisers:

Nadège Ricaud

MSCA NCP Flanders:
Margot Beereboom

MSCA NCP Federal BE:
Max Schravendeel

Event Details
  • Introduction on the Excellence, Impact and Implementation evaluation criteria including interactive exercises led by Juliane Sauer, Oxygeneum
  • Sandwich lunch
  • Proposal reading and discussion led by one or two expert evaluator(s)
  • End of the event

Please fill in the registration form.

It would be useful to gather your questions in advance to allow a training that would better address your needs. You can pose them at the end of the registration form (in the “Questions and comments” box) and/or contact us later.

Event Details