The Horizon 2020 Marie Curie ITN project OptiVisT has started! Led by Prof. Frans Cornelissen from UMCG, this research and training network brings together 26 consortium members from academia, healthcare, and industry. The consortium’s joint mission is to enhance the societal participation of visually impaired individuals. Fundament is proud to contribute to this project as a partner organisation, providing tailored grant writing training to the 15 early-stage researchers working in this project.
The popular Marie S. Curie Actions (MSCA) are continued in Horizon Europe (HEU). But several changes have been made relative to Horizon 2020 (H2020). Make sure you are aware of the most important upcoming changes, as they may affect eligibility of your proposal!
Calculating the requested budget in your Marie Curie ITN application is easy. All you need to do is fill out which researcher will be employed at which institution for which duration, and the online forms automatically calculate the total requested budget. But behind the scenes, internal budget redistribution is strongly advised.
Marie Curie ITN is a popular funding programme because it is bottom-up – meaning that all research topics are in scope. Still, there are some questions you need to ask yourself before starting to write an ITN proposal.