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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?

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Why should I apply?

What projects are available?

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CITI-GENS Projects

Am I Eligible

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How do I apply

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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