On December 7, 2022, the EU Commission announced new calls to support researchers’ training, skills and career development under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), the EU’s flagship funding programme under Horizon Europe for doctoral education and postdoctoral training. The MSCA support researchers from all over the world, at all stages of their careers and in all disciplines. They also benefit institutions by supporting excellent doctoral, postdoctoral programmes and collaborative research and innovation projects, boosting their global attractiveness and visibility and fostering cooperation beyond academia, including with big companies and SMEs.
The MSCA will provide over EUR 856 million in 2023 and EUR 902 million in 2024 covering the five main actions of the work programme. MSCA Doctoral Networks implement programmes training doctoral candidates in academia and other sectors, including industry and businesses. MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships enhance the creative and innovative potential of researchers holding a PhD and wishing to acquire new skills through advanced training and international, interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral mobility. MSCA Staff Exchanges develop international, inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary sustainable collaboration in research and innovation through exchanging staff. MSCA COFUND co-finances new or existing doctoral programmes and postdoctoral fellowship schemes in EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries with the aim of spreading best practices of the MSCA. This includes international, inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary research training, as well as international and cross-sectoral mobility of researchers at all stages of their career. MSCA and Citizens brings research closer to students, families and the public at large mainly through the European Researchers’ Night and Researchers at Schools. The action increases awareness of the impact of researchers’ work on citizens’ lives, society and economy, and boosts public recognition of science and research.
Since 2014, the programme has supported over 66200 researchers from Europe and beyond, including 25000 PhD candidates.
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