The Doctoral Networks (DN) program is an exclusive funding opportunity in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA). Our dedicated course covers both technical and scientific attributes needed for a competitive proposal.

The objectives and added value:

The Doctoral Networks’ (DN) aim is to train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs), able to face current and future challenges as well as convert knowledge and ideas into products and services for the benefit of the economy and society.  


Learn more about this unique grant through our dedicated MSCA-DN guide.


The MSCA-DN online course will equip you with all the necessary tools you need in order to compose a competitive MSCA-DN application. The course focuses on providing participants with a comprehensive overview of the MSCA-DN’s fundamental requirements. In addition, the course will introduce you the necessary MSCA-DN elements for implementing an excellent project, such as supervision and mobility (including secondments). Together with the description of the MSCA-DN technical requirements, the course will provide plenty of useful tips and insights from our work with MSCA-DN applicants specifically, and previous Framework Programs (FP4-7, H2020) at large.  


Throughout the course, we make sure to focus on the most important grant writing aspect – the point of view of the evaluators. By understanding what reviewers are looking for, we are able to guide you in making the writing process smoother and efficient as possible.


The topics of this course include:

  • Introduction to MSCA-DN
  • Eligibility rules and guidelines
  • Types of DN actions
  • Who can participate in MSCA-DN
  • How to establish & manage the right network
  • Supervision in MSCA-DN
  • Funding and budgeting
  • Evaluation panels
  • How to write a competitive DN proposal
    • Excellence section 
    • Impact section
    • Implementation section
  • Ethical considerations
  • Evaluation process
  • Evaluation Summary
  • Report (ESR) and resubmission 


To allow considerable time for the proposal preparation phase, we recommend beginning this online course as soon as possible, and no later than 3 months before the relevant MSCA-DN deadline. The course is available for both groups and independent participants.


About our Online Academy

The MSCA-DN course is provided through our online Enspire Science Academy. Participants receive access to our produced video segments, and can watch when most convenient and at their own dedicated pace! 

This course will soon be live on our Academy. Sign up below for updates.

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