Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)
MSCA support individual fellowships and research networks by providing grants for all stages of researchers' careers - be they doctoral candidates or highly experienced researchers - and encourage transnational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility. MSCA include the following instruments:
- Innovative Training Networks (ITN) support competitively selected joint research training and/or doctoral programmes, implemented by European partnerships of universities, research institutions, and non-academic organisations.The eligible candidates are early-stage researchers that have not completed a doctoral degree yet or have less than four years of research experience. ITN are composed of European Training Networks (ETN), European Industrial Doctorates (EID) and European Joint Doctorates (EJD):
- Individual Fellowships (IF) support the mobility of experienced researchers (holding a doctoral degree or having more than four years of full-time research experience ) within and beyond Europe - as well as helping to attract the best foreign researchers to work in Europe. The scheme supports the return and reintegration of researchers from outside Europe who have previously worked here and develops or helps restart the careers of researchers that show great potential. IF distinguish between European Fellowships (EF) and Global Fellowships (GF):
- Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) promotes the international and intersectoral short-term mobility of research staff between academic and non-academic partners. Eligible researchers can be of any nationality and at any career level. Participating institutions shall be established in at least three different countries. For international stream, there should be at least one institution outside Europe and two institutions from different MS and/or AC. For intersectoral stream, there should be at least one non-academic participant.
COFUND programmes offer additional funding to regional, national and international programmes for research training and career development. COFUND encourages the movement of researchers across borders and provide good working conditions. The scheme can support doctoral and fellowship (post-doctoral) programmes. Research organisations, research funding organisations, private organisations, as well as other legal entities established in an EU MS or AC are eligible.
Contact person for MSCA: Vladan JANJUSEVIC