Funding decisions for Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions are made on the basis of proposals submitted following calls published on Participants portal, your single-entry point for interactions with the research and innovation programmes of the European Commission. The sequence of steps is summarised below. Marie Curie Actions are implemented by Research Executive Agency (REA).

1. Proposal preparation and electronic submission

You will find all information necessary to prepare and submit a proposal for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions call on the call page of Participants portal.

The Participant Portal contains the essential information to guide you through the process of preparing and submitting a proposal, including the Guide for Applicants. Proposals are submitted electronically via the Commission's Participants portal - Electronic Proposal Submission Service (EPSS) before a strictly-enforced deadline.

provides a detailed description of the action, its objectives and scope, the eligibility criteria, the EU contribution and the evaluation criteria.

Guides for Applicants and Work programmes are revised each year, so make sure you refer to the latest version before preparing your proposal.

The Guide and the Work programme are essential reading. However, you may also wish to consult other reference and background documents, particular those relating to negotiation and the grant agreements, which are available from the 'How to manage my project ' page.

2. Proposal evaluation

REA evaluates all eligible proposals in order to identify those whose quality is sufficiently high for possible funding. The basis for this evaluation is a peer-review carried out by independent experts. The results of the evaluation will be made available on the call page of the Participants portal.

3. Negotiation and Selection

REA then negotiates with some or all of those applicants whose proposals have successfully passed the evaluation stage, depending on the budget available. If negotiations are successfully concluded, grant agreements providing for an EU financial contribution are established with the participants.