Investing in innovative research is investing in Europe’s future. The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) help to fund career development opportunities for researchers at all stages of their careers. They encourage the development of skills for innovation in all scientific disciplines, through worldwide and cross-sector mobility.
The scheme offers high-quality and innovative research training and knowledge sharing opportunities in the academic and non-academic sectors. A strong emphasis is given to the employability of researchers and the enhancement of transferable skills, entrepreneurship, management and financing of research activities and programmes, management of intellectual property rights, ethical aspects and communication.
The MSCA ensure attractive employment and working conditions for researchers. For instance, funded research projects must promote gender balance and equal opportunities in order to counteract previous barriers in these areas.
Funded beneficiaries are also required to undertake public outreach activities to bridge the gap between science and society, raising awareness of the impact of researchers’ work on citizens’ daily lives.
This booklet is designed to help you decide which MSCA grant is the right one for you.