Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) enable researchers to move across borders and connect with different sectors and disciplines. Also, the MSCA support the development of excellent training programmes for doctoral students and postdocs as well as cooperative research projects worldwide.

Purpose and objectives

The MSCA – part of the Horizon Europe programme – strongly contribute to excellent research, boosting jobs, growth and investment by equipping researchers with new knowledge and skills and providing them with an international as well as inter-sectoral exposure (including through academia-business collaboration), to fill the top positions of tomorrow.

Who can apply?

The MSCA are open to all domains of research and innovation, chosen freely by the applicants in a fully bottom-up manner.

What to apply for?

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions exist of five types of actions:

Doctoral Networks

For the implementation of doctoral programmes through partnerships of organisations from different sectors across Europe and beyond in order to train highly qualified doctoral students, stimulate their creativity, improve their innovative capacity and increase their employability in the long term.

Postdoctoral Fellowships (PF)

To support the careers of researchers and to promote excellence in research. It is aimed at researchers with a PhD who wish to carry out their research activities abroad, acquire new skills and develop their careers.

Staff Exchanges (SE)

Funds short-term international and cross-sectoral exchanges of staff involved in research and innovation activities of participating organisations (such as SMEs).


Funding for regional, national and international training and career development programmes through co-funding mechanisms.

MSCA and Citizens

To bring research and researchers closer to the general public, with a particular focus on families, pupils and students. This is done by organising the European Researchers’ Night, an event to communicate and promote research, which takes place in all EU Member States and countries associated with Horizon Europe

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