Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)

Objective

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowships are European research grants available to researchers regardless of their nationality or field of research. In addition to generous research funding scientists have the possibility to gain experience abroad and in the private sector, and to complete their training with competences or disciplines useful for their careers.

MSCA – Key Features:

  • Open to all domains of research and innovation from basic research up to market take-up and innovation services
  • Entirely bottom-up
  • Participation of non-academic sector strongly encouraged, especially industry and SMEs
  • Mobility as the key requirement - funding on condition participants move from one country to another
  • Promotion of attractive working and employment conditions
  • Particular attention to gender balance
  • Public engagement of supported researchers

Contents

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions under Horizon 2020 in comparison to FP7:

 

FP7

Horizon 2020

 

ITN

 

Innovative Training Networks (ITN)

Doctoral and initial training :

-          European Training Networks

-          European Industrial Doctorates

-          European Joint Doctorates

 

IEF

IOF

IIF

CIG

 

Individual Fellowships

(IF)

 

Support for experienced researchers undertaking international and inter-sector mobility :

-          European Fellowships and Global Fellowships

-          Dedicated support for career restart and reintegration

 

IAPP

IRSES

 

Research and Innovation

Staff Exchange (RISE)

 

International and inter-sector cooperation through the exchange of research and innovation staff

 

COFUND

 

Co-funding of programmes

(COFUND)

 

Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes:

-          doctoral programmes

-          fellowship programmes

 

Support and policy actions

 

European Researchers' Night (NIGHT)

NCP Support

Non call-based activities

 

 

MSCA calls in 2016:

Call

Publication date

Deadline

MSCA-ITN-2016

15 October 2015

12 January 2016

MSCA-IF-2016

12 April 2016

14 September 2016

MSCA-RISE-2016

8 December 2015

28 April 2016

MSCA-COFUND-2016

14 April 2016

29 September 2016

MSCA-NIGHT-2016

15 October 2015

13 January 2016

 

MSCA calls in 2017:

Call

Publication date

Deadline

MSCA-ITN-2017

15 September 2016

10 January 2017

MSCA-IF-2017

11 April 2017

14 September 2017

MSCA-RISE-2017

1 December 2016

5 April 2017

MSCA-COFUND-2017

5 April 2017

28 September 2017

How to apply

Information on how to apply for a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action can be found on the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions website.

Funding decisions for Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions are made on the basis of proposals submitted following calls published on the Participant Portal, your single-entry point for interactions with the research and innovation programmes of the European Commission. Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions are implemented by the Research Executive Agency.

Open Calls

MSCA – Open Calls

Documentation