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MSCA and Citizens 2022

7 Oct 2021

MSCA and Citizens will address the general public, attracting people regardless of the level of their scientific background, with a specific focus on families, pupils, students, and notably those who do not have easy access to, and thus are less inclined to engage in, STEAM fields (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) or research activities. Inclusiveness should be key, in view of broadening access to science and research to all.

MSCA and Citizens should also promote gender balance and inclusiveness in science, Open Science, and Responsible Research and Innovation.

These objectives will be pursued through the organisation of the European Researchers’ Night, the largest research communication and promotion event taking place across EU Member States and Horizon Europe Associated Countries.

The European Researchers’ Night will include the Researchers at Schools initiative, which aims to strengthen the connection between research and education, by bringing researchers to schools to encourage interaction with pupils at all levels of primary and secondary education. Researchers and school pupils will meet to talk about current and future challenges of our societies and the related key role of research. Pupils will learn directly about research projects and activities addressing the EU priorities and main orientations.

Indicative timeline

• 22 June 2021: Launch of the call for proposals

• 29 June 2021: Information Day organised by the European Research Executive Agency 

• 7 October 2021: Deadline for submitting proposals

• February 2022: Notification of call results to applicants (TBC)

• March-May 2022: Grant agreement signature for successful projects (TBC)

• March 2022: First EU-funded projects start (TBC)

Indicative budget

EUR 15.5 million

How to apply

Learn about the next steps to apply for funding under this call.

Find call details

For full details of this call, follow the link to the Funding & Tenders Portal.


Published:  22 Jun 2021