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Published:  11 Feb 2021

International Day of Women & Girls in Science 2021

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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.

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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.

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Published:  11 Feb 2021

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