Vitae training support for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) COFUND applications

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Drafting an application for support for your doctoral or postdoctoral programme and considering the professional and career development opportunities you will offer? 

Vitae can support your institution in your application. 

A key requirement for a successful application is the inclusion of high-quality training to support the career development, employability, and professional skills of participating Early Stage Researchers and doctoral candidates.

Vitae's recognised expertise in developing researchers has resulted in the delivery of approximately 70 training events to audiences in more than 10 countries in the last year.

We have been a partner in several European Commission funded projects, providing training in a range of transferable skills areas to complement the aims and objectives of each project. We can provide expert input to supervisory boards, online resources and webinars, training for supervisors, and support for Career Development Plans.

An excellent approach to planning an early research career, deconstructing, skills, attitudes and motivations.” Participant, Career development workshop. 

Current Horizon projects on which we are collaborating include), SURREAL (Systems approach of Urban EnviRonmEnts and heALth) where we are providing training on a range of career development and other transferable skills between 2020 and 2023; and OLIGOMED (Oligonucleotides for Medical Applications) where we provided training on personal effectiveness, Intellectual Property & commercialisation and career development. We are currently working for the second time with the POLONEZ programme coordinated by the National Science Centre (NCN) in Poland, where we have designed and delivered a series of workshops on topics including management, working with others and personal effectiveness over the last four years. 

To find out more about what Vitae can bring to your application, please contact us by emailing

 "... thought provoking content and the day was broken into a logical sequence of topics with a mixture of educational approaches..." Participant, Enterprising Researcher workshop 

“I gained a lot more than I expected. The interactions with the other fellows and above all the suggestions and inputs of [the trainer] allowed me to become aware of my weaknesses and gave me the tools to build a strategy to overcome them.” Participant, Personal Effectiveness workshop