The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) contribute to excellent research, boosting jobs, growth and investment by equipping researchers with the new knowledge, skills and international and intersectoral exposure to fill the top positions of tomorrow and solve current and future societal challenges.
The MSCA thrive by being open to all domains of research and innovation addressed under the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. These are chosen freely by the applicants in a fully bottom-up manner.
The MSCA foster innovation, research-business cooperation and include a strong international component. They are based on the principle of mobility, and researchers can receive funding on the condition that they move from one country to another to acquire new knowledge and develop their research career.
The MSCA are open to researchers and innovation staff at all stages of their career and support their research career paths, thereby ensuring good working conditions and work/life balance. Organisations from both the academic and the non-academic sectors can receive funding, such as universities, research institutions, research infrastructures, businesses, and other socio-economic actors from all countries. This includes third countries under the conditions defined in the Horizon 2020 Rules for Participation Regulation No 1290/2013 and in part A of the General Annexes to the Work Programme.
(N.B. All draft work programmes are made public before the adoption of the work programme 2018-2020 to provide potential participants with the currently expected main lines of this work programme. Only the adopted work programme will have legal value.)