MSCA Doctoral Networks (DN) implement doctoral programmes set up by a network of complementary partners from the academic and the non-academic sector in different countries across EU.
The objective is to foster international, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility, offering advanced training both in research-related activities and transferable skills, to improve employability, transfer of knowledge and career development.
Swiss partners can participate in DN as “associated partners” (not to be confused with “associated country”), without EU funding. CH costs are covered by the Swiss Confederation. The PhD fellows recruited in CH and funded by SERI don’t count towards the total recruited fellows of the DN.
Funding is based on fixed monthly unit costs, covering the salary of the fellows, mobility and living allowances, as well as research and management costs.Max duration: 4 years. Consortia: at least 3 entities from 3 different EU Member States/Associated Countries, of which at least 1 from a MS.
Maximum recruited PhDs: 360 person months (10 PhD students).Recruited researchers: doctoral candidates must not have resided, worked or studied in the country of the recruiting beneficiary for more than 12 months in the 36 months prior to the recruitment date.