MSCA (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions program)

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Programme has 5 different types of grants available in the MSCA programme. Some MSCA grants aim to set up different types of training networks (MSCA-DN) or training programmes (MSCA-COFUND), while other grants fund fellowships (MSCA-PF) and events (MSCA-NIGHT) to increase the popularity of science in society. On this page we share an overview of the 2023-2024 MSCA Work Programme.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Work Programme 2023

MSCA aims to enhance the skills of researchers or scientific staff at different stages of their career and support their careers in science. In a lot of the grants the international mobility principle is an important requirement, because the researchers need to travel towards another country to gain skills, expertise or a fellowship. In addition, the programme provides researchers with inter-sectoral exposure, including through academia-business collaboration.

On this page you can find further information on all Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Work Programme grants and individual call deadlines for 2022 and beyond.

MSCA Doctoral Networks (DN)

Subsidy: Varies depending on location and project duration

Deadlines: 28 Nov 2023, 27 Nov 2024

Scope: The MSCA-DN scheme aims to train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative early-stage researchers. Through this training the scheme supports the response to current and future challenges, helping researchers convert knowledge and ideas into products and services for social and economic benefit.

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MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship (PF)

Subsidy: Varies depending on location and project duration

Deadlines: 13 September 2023, 11 September 2024

Scope: Through MSCA-PF individual, trans-national fellowships are awarded to the best or most promising researchers of any nationality, who will be employed in EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries. The postdoctoral fellowships take the form of European Fellowships or Global Fellowships. European Fellowships are held in EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries and are open to researchers either coming to Europe from any country worldwide or moving within Europe.

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MSCA Staff Exchange (SE)

Subsidy: Varies depending on location and project duration

Deadlines: 8 March 2023, 28 February 2024, 5 March 2025

Scope: The MSCA-SE scheme promotes international and cross-sector collaboration through exchanging research and innovation staff, and sharing knowledge and ideas from research to market (and vice-versa). As a result, the scheme fosters a shared culture of research and innovation that welcomes and rewards creativity and entrepreneurship. This helps to turn creative ideas into innovative products, services or processes.

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Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes (COFUND)

Subsidy: max €10,000,000

Deadlines: 9 February 2023, 8 February 2024, 6 February 2025

Scope: The MSCA-COFUND scheme aims to co-fund new or existing regional, national, and international programmes, which provide international, intersectoral and interdisciplinary training. Alongside, MSCA-COFUND also facilitates transnational mobility for researchers at all career stages. In addition, MSCA-COFUND supports doctoral programmes for PhD candidates, as well as fellowship programmes for experienced researchers.

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European Researchers’ Night (NIGHT)/MSCA and Citizens

Subsidy: €50,000-150,000 (2022-2023)

Deadlines: 25 October 2023

Scope: European Researchers’ Nights are public events dedicated to bringing researchers closer to the public, which showcase the diversity of research and highlight its impact on our daily lives. Through these events the MSCA-NIGHT scheme also aims to motivate young people to embark on research careers. The events provide an important platform to promote how researchers contribute to our society by displaying their work in an interactive and engaging forum.

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