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Call for proposals for new Higher Education Institutions to join Master and Doctoral Schools

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, EIT Manufacturing aims to expand the network of partnerships and enhance the programme 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 programme.
  2. Enhance Programme Portfolio: introduce new Master programmes 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 Programmes 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.

Interested in knowing more about this opportunity? Join the Info Session on 24 April 2024 (12:00 – 13:00 CEST)

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