Continuing researcher opportunities

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) will continue providing opportunities for researchers and organisations under Horizon Europe, the new EU Research and Innovation programme for the period 2021-2027.

MSCA is the European Union’s flagship programme to support scientific excellence and cooperation across countries, sectors and research fields. Researchers and organisations were invited to an online event on 23/03/2021 at 9:00 – 12:30 CET to learn about MSCA under the Horizon Europe programme.

Discover the main changes

This event presented the MSCA programme under Horizon Europe in order to encourage organisations and researchers to apply. The MSCA will be simplified to make it easier to understand, implement and to apply for funding.

Participants learned about the changes to the programme and heard from beneficiaries, project managers and fellows about their experiences. 

The information session was open to researchers, higher education institutions, research institutes, research funding agencies and many other organisations currently involved in the MSCA or interested in applying to future funding calls for the first time.

Private sector organisations and other socio-economic actors were also encouraged to use the event to become acquainted with the opportunities the MSCA provide for intersectoral cooperation.

During the event, a slot was dedicated to individual experienced researchers seeking to apply to Postdoctoral Fellowships (formerly known as Individual Fellowships).

The event was webstreamed live on 23 March 2021 (9:00 to 12:30 CET, Brussels time) 

Download the event presentations

(A document answering the main questions asked during the event will be available shortly.)

 

  • Claire Morel, Head of Unit, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, DG EAC

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  • Thierry Devars, Policy Officer, DG EAC

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  • Marlène Bartes, Policy Officer, DG EAC

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  • Julie Leprêtre, Policy Officer, DG EAC

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  • Dr. Manuel Gómez Herrero, Policy Officer, DG EAC

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  • Eleni Konsta, Policy Officer, DG EAC

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  • Lucy Swan, Deputy Head of Unit, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions,  DG EAC

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  • Boryana Yotova, Policy Officer, DG EAC

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*Note this section was updated 07/04/2021

Programme

Programme of Events

Note: This programme is subject to change

09:00-09:10

Opening speech

  • Themis Christophidou, Director General, Directorate General for Education, Youth, Culture and Sport (DG EAC), European Commission

09:10-09:30

The MSCA under Horizon Europe: an introduction

  • Claire Morel, Head of Unit, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, DG EAC

09:30-11:00

Supporting institutions through collaborative research and programmes

MSCA Doctoral Networks (9:30-10:00)

  • Thierry Devars, Policy Officer
  • Dr John Morrissey, coordinator of the MSCA project YEASTDOC
  • Questions & Answers

MSCA Staff Exchanges (10:00-10:30)

  • Marlène Bartes, Policy Officer
  • Stefania Boccia, coordinator of the MSCA projects PRECeDI & ExACT
  • Questions & Answers

MSCA COFUND (10:30-11:00)

  • Manuel Gómez, Policy Officer
  • Agnieszka Tadrzak, manager of the MSCA projects NAMES and PD2PI
  • Questions & Answers

Break (11:00-11:10)

11:10-11:40

Supporting excellent research through experienced researcher’s career development and training

MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • Eleni Konsta, Policy Officer
  • Dr Priya Pramod Satalkar, fellow of the MSCA project FaMinART
  • Questions & Answers

11:40-12.00

Bringing science and researchers closer to the public

MSCA and Citizens

  • Julie Leprêtre, Policy Officer
  • Leonardo Alfonsi, coordinator of the MSCA project SHARPER
  • Questions & Answers

12:00-12:15

Cross-action novelties

  • Boryana Yotova, Policy Officer

Applying to the next calls of the MSCA: practicalities, call calendar and submission deadlines

  • Lucy Swan, Deputy Head of Unit, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

12:15-12:30

Conclusions and closing remarks

  • Claire Morel, Head of Unit, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, DG EAC