Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)

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

There are five types of Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions:

  • Individual Fellowships (IF)
  • Innovative Training Networks (ITN)
  • Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)
  • Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes (COFUND)
  • European Researchers’ Night (NIGHT)
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MSCA Pocket Guide Update 2020

MSCA Pocket Guide for researchers, universities, research institutes and companies.


Review of Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions unit costs in preparation for Horizon Europe

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions unit of the Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture commissioned a review study on the MSCA unit costs in view of Horizon Europe.


Successful participation of stakeholders in Flanders in Horizon 2020

This overview is a first in a series of periodic overviews of successful Flemish participants in Horizon 2020 projects. A summary can be found on page one. A more detailed overview of these projects and participants can be found from page 2 onwards.

Submitted proposals - H2020-MSCA-COFUND-2020

A total of 157 proposals were submitted in response to this call.

The number of proposals for each topic is shown below. 

  • Doctoral Programmes: 69 proposals 
  • Fellowship Programmes: 88 proposals

Source: Funding and Tender Portal

Horizon 2020 work programmes 2020 - latest update

The latest versions of the Horizon 2020 2018-2020 work programmes can now be found here under ‘work programmes’.


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European IP Helpdesk

Webinar: IP Management in H2020 - with a special focus on MSCA