About Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

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

The MSCA funding opportunities support researcher training, career development, and knowledge exchange, helping researchers to establish a stable career path within Europe. 

What will be funded by the MSCA?  

All MSCA opportunities are ‘bottom-up’ and 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 thereby having a structuring impact on 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 2021-2022 

The current work programme, detailing the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions calls for 2021-2022 has been published by the European Commission. This document includes all call topics and information needed to apply. 

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. 

Staff Exchanges - Encouraging collaborations between organisations through staff exchanges. 

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

MSCA and Citizens - Bringing research and researchers closer to the public at large. 

Improving your working environment 

The MSCA promote the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers and the Innovative Doctoral Training Principles, as well as to the principles of Open Science and Responsible Research & Innovation.  

The actions also contribute to the European Research Area and European Education Area.