Call for proposals for new Higher Education Institutions’ accession to Master and Doctoral Schools and new Master programmes

The EIT Manufacturing Master and Doctoral School is inviting proposals under its latest Open Call, seeking to foster innovation and excellence in the manufacturing sector through education. In partnership with prestigious European Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), this initiative is dedicated to developing the next generation of creative leaders and innovators in manufacturing.

EIT Manufacturing Master and Doctoral School plays a pivotal role in integrating diverse academic disciplines to address the complex challenges facing the manufacturing sector. Through this call, we aim to expand our network of partnerships and enhance our program portfolio to include new, cutting-edge topics relevant to today’s industry needs.

Objectives of the Call

The scope of this call is twofold:

  1. Expand Partnerships: add new HEIs to the EITM Master and Doctoral School, including those from uncovered countries, to diversify partnerships and ensure multiple HEI combinations for each program.
  2. Enhance Program Portfolio: introduce new Master programs covering topics not currently addressed, aligning with EITM thematic areas and industry needs for skilled graduates.

Key details

  • Activity Duration: Successful performance during the alignment phase may lead to continued funding in subsequent years, with durations specified in the cooperation agreements: 5 cohorts for the Master School and 5 years for the Doctoral School.
  • The call is organised in cut-off dates. HEIs can apply to one, two, or all topics below at any available cut-off date:
    • EXPAND: Sub-topic 1: Accession of new HEIs to EITM Master School
    • EXPAND Sub-topic 2: Accession of new HEIs to the EITM Doctoral School
    • ENHANCE Sub-topic 3: Introduction of New MSc Programs in the EITM Master School
  • Funding: The overall budget designated for this call amounts to EUR 170,000, which is allocated across two distinct deadlines as follows:
    • For the first cut-off date on 17 June 2024 at 17:00 CEST, an estimated budget of EUR 120,000 is available;
    • For the second cut-off date on 5 December 2024 at 17:00 CET, an estimated budget of EUR 50,000 is available.

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Who can Apply?

To be eligible for funding, applicants must:

  • be legal entities (public or private bodies);
  • be Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) established in one of the eligible countries:
    • the Member States of the European Union, including their outermost regions: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden;
    • the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) linked to the Member States;
    • the countries associated to Horizon Europe and the low- and middle-income countries.
  • All HEIs must be able to deliver to the graduates a diploma supplement.

Any HEIs from non-associated third countries can participate provided that the conditions laid down in the Horizon Europe Regulation have been met, along with the other conditions indicated above as eligibility conditions and in the specific call sub-topic.

Although the HEIs from non-associated third countries are not directly eligible for EIT funding, they can still take part in the activity when providing their own funding.

How to participate?

Proposals can be initiated, prepared and submitted through our online submission platform.

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Key dates

Cut-off date 1

  • Cut-off date: 17 June 2024, 17:00 CEST
  • Eligibility and admissibility check: 20 June 2024
  • Evaluation of proposals: Mid-September 2024
  • Communication of results: End of September 2024
  • Tentative projects start: November 2024

Cut-off date 2

  • Cut-off date: 5 December 2024, 17:00 CEST
  • Eligibility and admissibility check: 13 December 2024
  • Evaluation of proposals: January 2025
  • Communication of results: End of February 2025
  • Tentative projects start: March 2025

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