Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks

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Funded by

European Commission

In brief

PhD students receive structured doctoral training within these networks, which are formed jointly by different European institutions. They can apply for positions that are especially created by these networks.

Who can apply?

PhD students or researchers with less than 4 years of research experience who

  • have a relevant excellent higher education degree completed less than 4 years ago
  • have not resided or carried out their main activity in Germany for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to taking up the position

Type and extent of funding

Work contract with a salary of approx. 3,270 euros per month gross (depending on the host country); plus 600 euros mobility allowance and (if applicable) 500 euros family allowance. The research costs of the host organisation(s) are also supported.


The networks are funded for up to 4 years. PhD students can be employed in a network for a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 3 years.


Positions created by the Innovative Training Networks are advertised on the EURAXESS job portal (see link below). It is not possible for individual researchers to apply directly to the EU. Applications must be submitted to the respective network. Please check the job advertisements for details on vacancies and deadlines.