ITN: How to deal with the fact the PhDs are not delivered within the timeframe of the projects?

As a general comment, the award of the PhDs should be confirmed in the letters of commitment. Concerning the fact the the PhDs will be awarded at a later point in time, there are different ways to deal with this in the application. Either it is not mentioned at all (evaluators are asked not to penalise consortia for not specifying this aspect), or, if possible, DO specify where the additional money for the fourth year will come from (it will be evaluated positively).