The closing date for applications was Friday 10 July 2020.  We are no longer accepting applications for this programme.


The Collaboration in Training and Innovation for Growing, Evolving and Networked Societies (CITI-GENS) programme at Queen’s University Belfast is a MSCA COFUND Doctoral Training Programme.  It will recruit and train 20 outstanding international early stage researchers (ESRs) who will be transformed into a professional and skilled cohort addressing global challenges aligned to the themes of the Belfast Region City Deal innovation ecosystem: Information Technology, Advanced Manufacturing, Life Sciences and the Creative Industries.

In seeking to address societal challenges in new ways and with new technologies, the CITI-GENS ESRs will engage with methodologies at the forefront of current practice in innovation, notably design thinking.  Adopting the 3i approach, ESRs chosen for CITI-GENS will combine their advanced disciplinary excellence with capacity for genuinely interdisciplinary, intersectoral and international quality research involving the capacities of QUB and our non-HEI partners.

Why Should I Apply to CITI-GENS?

Learn about the benefits of this exciting opportunity!

Why should I apply?

What projects are available?

Find a suitable project from our 4 themes

CITI-GENS Projects

Am I Eligible

Check if you meet the MSCA eligibility criteria


How do I apply

Find out about the application process and deadlines here

Application Process

Contact Us

For any questions relating to the CITI-GENS Programme, please contact the Project Coordinator Adele Ward on or 00 (44) 28 9097 3078