Celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2021
The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions support researchers of all nationalities, in all research areas, at any stage of their careers to take part in excellent research projects. The programme shows remarkable results in supporting women into research and contributes to achieving full and equal access of women and girls to science. With female researchers making up almost 42% of the programme, the MSCA is the most gender-balanced programme within Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.
MSCA supervisors, coordinators and fellows are strong role models for girls and inspire women all over the world. In 2020, a former MSCA fellow, Dr Emmanuelle Charpentier received the Nobel Prize in chemistry together with Ms. Jennifer A. Doudna. Maria Fatima Lucas, partner in the MSCA-RISE project B-LigZymes, won the European Prize for Women Innovators that same year.
Read the interviews
On the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2021, the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions celebrate the talent and diversity of excellent female researchers.
- Read the interview with Professor Anne-Laure Mention, Director of the Global Business Innovation Enabling Capability Platform at RMIT University and coordinator of the MSCA projects OpenInnoTrain and EINST4INE.
- Read the interview with Dr Kirsty MacLeod, MSCA Individual Fellow at Lund University working in the field of ecology and evolution within the MSCA project EGERNIALIZARDS.
- Read the interviews with Eva Spišiaková, Lucia Fuchslueger and Marketa Schmidt Cernohorska, researchers of the MSCA project REWIRE – Reinforcing Women in Research.
- Read the interviews with Anastasia Papangelou, Lorena Axinte, Angela Moriggi, Marta Nieto Romero and Kelli Rose Pearson, researchers of the MSCA project SUSPLACE.