Eligible researchers

The eligibility criteria for the Marie-Curie ITN (Initial training network) is specified in the Guide for applicants (on cordis). All FACETS-ITN financed Ph.D. positions are for ESR (Early-stage researchers):

The Marie Curie actions address researchers in terms of their skills and competence development in both public and private sector. The targeted researchers are at least at post-graduate or equivalent level and the definitions of eligible researchers are based on their professional experience in research and not on their age.

Early-stage researchers (ESR) for Initial training[]

Early-stage researchers are defined as those who are, at the time of selection by the host institution, in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers. This is measured from the date when they obtained the degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the research training is provided, irrespective of whether or not a doctorate is envisaged.

Conditions of nationality and mobility of researchers[]

Researchers are normally required to undertake trans-national mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up their appointment. Two general rules apply to the appointment of researchers in a network:

  • Researchers can be nationals of any country other than the country of the premises of the host organisation where they will carry out their project.
  • Researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment.


17 Jul 2017