ENRICH is a European Training Network (ETN) funded by the European Commission under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme. This funding scheme places some restrictions on eligibility of applicants.

Please check the following eligibility requirements. If you’re unsure about your eligibility, we can check that for you – just contact us.

Eligible researchers

You must be an Early-Stage Researcher (ESR), which is defined as being in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of your research career and not having been awarded a doctoral degree. Your “research career” starts from the date on which you obtained the degree necessary for entry to a doctoral programme: normally that will be the graduation date of your Masters degree.

Mobility requirements

You can be of any nationality.

You will normally need to move country when taking up your position. You can move within Europe, or move from outside Europe. The rule states that you must have spent more than 24 months out of the last 3 years in a different country to that of the position you are applying for.

  • You can apply for a position in the same country that you have just completed a 1-year Masters degree in, provided that you lived in a different country for the two years prior to that.
  • You can apply for a position in your home country, provided that you resided or carried out your main activity outside of that country for more than 24 months in the 3 years immediately prior to your appointment.

Other conditions

Admission to the PhD programmes of ENRICH partners is generally subject to a further assessment by the PhD committees of each institution.