MSCA Grant Program

Marie S. Curie Action Calls

Marie S. Curie Actions

The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) program aims to strengthen Europe's research and innovation capacity by investing in the long-term careers of excellent researchers. To this end, these MSCA actions finance the mobility of researchers between countries, the acquisition of new skills in different sectors and disciplines through research projects and training programs (doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows).


Doctoral training networks

Up to 48 months of duration

Staff exchange actions

Up to 48 months of duration

Postdoctoral Fellowships (PF)

Up to 36 months of duration

MSCA actions and citizens

Up to 24 months of duration

COFUND actions

Up to 36 months of duration

Description of tools

The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) are open to all areas of research and innovation foreseen by the EU R&D framework programmes, from basic research, to commercialization and to researchers of all ages and skill levels, whatever whatever their nationality.

The fields of research and innovation, as well as the sectors, are freely chosen by the applicants in a way

completely bottom-up.

MSCAs are open to researchers and innovation personnel in universities, research institutes,

research infrastructures, companies and other socio-economic actors in all countries, including third countries

under the conditions defined in the regulations. Attention is given to encouraging strong participation of

businesses, especially SMEs, for the implementation and impact of CSIAs

Since Horizon 2020, the program has become biannual; some calls could only be offered every two years

Focus on Individual Fellowships (MSCA-PF)

The MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships (MSCA-PF) are individual grants aimed at researchers of any nationality who wish to carry out a research project within the framework of international mobility, in order to acquire new skills and develop their careers.

Note on MSCAs

Mobility is an essential condition for the MSCAs. The gender dimension is addressed in all the MSCAs. Equal opportunities must be ensured, both at the level of the researchers supported and at the level of decision-making within the projects. In order to further improve dissemination and public engagement, beneficiaries of Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions are required to plan outreach activities tailored to the general public.

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