I am a part of an international consortium that will submit an application to an “Innovative Training School” in the area of health literacy among health care professionals and the public. This is the official description of an Innovative Training School copied from the website:
“The Innovative Training Networks (ITN) aim to train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative early-stage researchers, able to face current and future challenges and to convert knowledge and ideas into products and services for economic and social benefit.
ITN will raise excellence and structure research and doctoral training in Europe, extending the traditional academic research training setting, incorporating elements of Open Science and equipping researchers with the right combination of research-related and transferable competences. It will provide enhanced career perspectives in both the academic and non-academic sectors through international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral mobility combined with an innovation-oriented mind-set.”
The consortium members will be meeting in Brussels to discuss the application, and to work on it in a couple of weeks. Before the meeting we will prepare different parts of the application, and I have already had a meeting with our EU coordinators to get some help. As usual this kind of application will take a couple of weeks’ work, and you don’t know if you are funded and the likelihood of getting accepted is probably around 10-20%. However, if the application is funded we will have a joint research school with PhD students coming from different universities. This would be super nice!!