The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) proposal TRUSS was favorably evaluated by the Research Executive Agency and invited to grant preparation in September 2014. The ITN call is composed of three topics: European Training Networks (ETN), European Industrial Doctorates (EID), and European Joint Doctorates (EJD), with EID and EJD being ranked in separate panels. The total indicative budget for the call was €405.18 million, with €350 million allocated to ETN, €25.5 million to EID and €30 million to EJD. Flash information on the overall results of the call can be found here. The 2014 ITN call was very competitive with 1161 proposals being evaluated, out of which 121 have been retained, for a success rate of about 10.5%. In the evaluation, TRUSS scored a total result of 95.2% within the ETN category (threshold: 70/100).
The details of TRUSS are:
Horizon 2020 – Research and Innovation Framework Programme
Funding scheme: Training Networks
Proposal number: 642453
Proposal acronym: TRUSS
Duration (months): 48
Start Date: 1st January 2015
Proposal title: Training in Reducing Uncertainty in Structural Safety
Estimated Budget: €3,701,306.88
Project Officer: Ms Concepcion Perez Camaras
Call Objective: The Innovative Training Networks (ITN) aim to train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs), able to face current and future challenges and to convert knowledge and ideas into products and services for economic and social benefit. In TRUSS, 14 ESRs (PhD students) will be funded.
ITN raises excellence and structure research and doctoral training, extending the traditional academic research training setting, and equipping researchers with the right combination of research-related and transferable competences. It provides enhanced career perspectives in both the academic and non-academic sectors through international, interdisciplinary and inter-sector mobility.