18/02/2019

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme: over €353 million to support more than 2350 scientists!

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Tags: MSCA | Individual Fellowships | COFUND | Mobility


Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships will help excellent scientists from all over the world and from all scientific disciplines pursuingtheir research projects in Europe.

Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Tibor Navracsics, said: “I congratulate the 1,351 outstanding researchers who faced intense  competition to be awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship. They will tackle some of the key challenges facing our societies, helping to  build a resilient, fair, and competitive Europe. I am also delighted that through our new Widening Fellowships pilot scheme, we will grant 33 additional Fellowships to excellent researchers in European countries currently less represented in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.”

The funding, which is part of the EU's Horizon 2020 programme for research and innovation, represents an increase of €24.3 million compared to the previous call in 2017.

As part of another strand which provides co-funding for regional, national and international programmes, the Commission also announced on 7 February that the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions will support 14 doctoral and 14 post-doctoral research training programmes from nine EU Member States and one associated country with up to €80 million over five years supporting around 1,000 additional scientists.

More details on the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowships and the Co-funding of regional, national and international programme as well as a factsheet on Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions are available online.

For more information on projects to be funded as part of the 2018 call for Individual Fellowships, please see the project examples.

Source: European Commission