Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Scholarships

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions are a researcher mobility programme which supports researchers at all stages of their careers, regardless of age and nationality. They are among Europe’s most competitive and prestigious awards, aimed at supporting the best and most promising scientists. There are four distinct Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions in the programme with a budget of €1 billion in 2020.

See also: Petra Mobile

General information

Applications open

1 Jan 2020

Last day for applications

31 Dec 2020

Total value

$20,000 – $16,000,000

Applicable study areas

All study areas

Number of scholarships awarded

At least 1500

Application process

Potential applicants should in the first instance contact an eligible host institution to identify whether they will support their application. As the application dates and processes are different for each of the Actions, please refer to the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions website for the precise details on how to apply.

Variations of this scholarship

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions: Individual Fellowships

A great option if you are an experienced researcher looking to give your career a boost by working abroad.

Benefits for the researcher include a monthly Stipend of €4,880, a Mobility Allowance of €600 and a Family Allowance of €500. The host organisation can also receive Research, Training and Networking costs of €800 per month and Management and Indirect Costs of €500 per person per month. Duration: 2 – 3 years.

Applications open on 8 April 2020 and close on 10 September 2020.

Key eligibility criteria:

  • Researchers who have completed a doctorate or at least 4 years of full-time research experience after their graduation
  • Researchers who have generally not resided or carried out their main activity in the country of the host institution for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the call deadline.
  • Applicants must be a national or long-term resident of a Member State or Associated Country.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions: Co-funding of Regional, National and International Programmes

Providing organisations with additional financial support for their own researcher training and career development programmes.

Benefits: Up to €10 million. Duration: Up to 5 years.

Applications open on 8 April 2020 and close on 30 September 2020.

Key eligibility criteria:

  • Each proposal should have one main participant, such as a government ministry, regional authority, funding agency, university, research organisation, enterprise.
  • Experienced researchers and doctoral candidates apply directly to the relevant funding organisation through vacancies for co-funded programmes on Euraxess, a jobs portal for researchers.