We're celebrating the 100 000th fellow supported by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions over the past 20 years. To mark the occasion, 30 highly promising researchers have been selected to showcase the EU's actions dedicated to excellence and worldwide mobility in research.
Speaking on this milestone day for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, said:
Celebrating the award of the 100 000th Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship is a great moment to recall the importance of this programme, which supports our brightest and best researchers in tackling the big societal challenges facing Europe. Marie Skłodowska-Curie paved the way for future generations of female researchers.
On the eve of International Women's Day, I am especially proud that the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions pay particular attention to gender balance, and with more than 40% of fellowships awarded to female scientists, are the best performing part of Horizon 2020 with respect to gender.
To recognise the excellence of the showcased researchers, we've put together a gallery where you can learn about their work, their lives and get a sense of who they are.
To find about more about the history and impact of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, as well as how you can participate, check out our latest factsheet.