Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), along with the European Research Council (ERC) and Research Infrastructures, are part of Horizon Europe’s Pillar I – ‘Excellent Science’. This pillar aims to promote scientific excellence and attract highly skilled researchers and innovators to Europe.

The MSCA funding opportunities help researchers to establish a stable career path within Europe, supporting:

  • researcher training
  • career development
  • knowledge exchange

We are the UK National Contact Point (NCP) for MSCA, providing free information and advice relating to participation in the scheme.

What do the MSC Actions fund?

All MSCA opportunities are ‘bottom-up’, with topics decided by researchers. They are open to all research and innovation areas that prompt international, inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary mobility of researchers.

MSCA also set out to enhance training and career development systems to improve the structure of institutions.

Applications can be submitted by researchers and innovation staff from universities, research institutions, research infrastructures, businesses and other socio-economic actors from EU Member States, the Horizon Europe Associated Countries (this includes the UK) and other third countries.

MSCA Work Programme 2023-2024

The current Work Programme, detailing the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions calls for 2023 to 2024 has been published by the European Commission. This document includes all call topics and information you need to apply.

Improving your working environment

The MSCA promote the principles of:

They also contribute to the European Research Area and European Education Area.

Find out more about the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Doctoral Networks

Supporting programmes to train doctoral candidates in academic and non-academic organisations.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Supporting career perspectives and excellence of postdoctoral researchers.


Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes of doctoral networks and/or postdoctoral fellowships.

Staff Exchanges

Encouraging collaborations between organisations through staff exchanges.

MSCA & Citizens

Bringing research and researchers closer to the public at large.


The UK National Contact Point (NCP) provides information and advice relating to participation in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA).

MSCA and Mobility

The Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions (MSCA) are based on the principle of physical mobility.

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