The URV consolidates its position as the leading Spanish institution in terms of European funding received to train research staff

Since 2014, URV has received 7.9 million euros for two projects of the COFUND-doctoral programme Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)

Aanchal Alagh, one of the PhD selected candidates in the first edition of the European project.

The budget for the 2019 call was 90 million euros, of which 7.6 million were awarded to Spain. This puts Spain in fourth place behind France, Poland and Germany in terms of the funding obtained, and in second place in terms of the number of projects funded. The URV is one of three Spanish institutions to have been awarded funding in the latest call and the one to have received the highest amount of funding (four million euros). The other two institutions are the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and the Fundació Institut Recerca Biomèdica de Barcelona, which were awarded approximately one million euros each.

This is not the first time that the URV has been in such a good position. According to the latest data provided by the European Commission’s Horizon Dashboard platform, since the COFUND-doctoral programme Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions began in 2014, the URV has been awarded a total of 7.9 million euros for two projects. This makes it the leading Spanish institution and the second institution in Europe to receive the most funding, only behind the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.

The Marie Sklodowska-Curie call jointly funds regional, national and international programmes that promote excellence in the training, mobility and professional development of research staff.

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