Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action
Innovative Training Networks (ITN)



Funded by

marie curie actions   Marie Curie Actions



EU Horizon 2020



european union logo   European Union


Definition Early Stage Researcher

Early-stage researchers (PhD students) are those who are, at the time of selection by the host institution, in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers and have not yet been awarded a doctoral degree. This is measured from the date when they obtained the MSc degree which formally entitles them to embark on a doctorate (as a PhD student).