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Marie S.-Curie Actions

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) in part I (Excellent Science) of Horizon 2020 have a budget of EUR 6.16 billion. The aim of the programme is the qualitative and quantitative strengthening of the human capital in research and technology in Europe as well as the career development for innovative researchers.

Mobility continues to be a key requirement. Researchers will receive funding by broadening or deepening their competencies in another country.

The different Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions are open to all fields of research and provide funding for basic research as well as projects that aim to cover market take-up or the implementation of innovation services. Innovative Training Networks (ITN) support innovative, structured doctoral training; within the Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) research, innovation and administrative personnel can participate in exchanges between academia and non-academia as well as between international partners. For Postdocs, the MSCA programme provides fellowships within Europe and in Third Countries (Individual Fellowships, IF). The co-funding for postdocs and docotral programms (COFUND)  is also possible. In addition a call for the Researchers' Night will be published every two years. The Researchers' Night is a set of Europe-wide evening events with the main goal to convey the importance of science for the society to the broader public.

An overview of all funding schemes is provided in the Work Programme, which is published on the Participant Portal of the European Commission. It informs about the road map of upcoming calls.

KoWi services: Deadline for proposal proof-reading

As in previous years, KoWi offers individual support to applicants writing their proposal. For the funding schemes of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, we kindly ask you to send us your complete proposals at least four weeks before the deadline of the respective funding scheme, so that we can give you a feedback on your proposal in time. From two weeks before the deadline we may not be able to guarantee a detailed feedback.

Please note: in order to optimize our services concerning the proof-reading of proposals we have agreed on an exchange with the NCP MSC. This means that we inform each other on the acronym and host institution of proposals we receive in order to avoid double checks. We ensure that we will not exchange information with the NCP containing personal data.