To mark twenty years and 100 000 fellowships, thirty highly promising researchers, eighteen of which are women, 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."

These exemplary researchers represent the 100 000 fellows who have been supported by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions over the past two decades. Their research topics cover an impressive spectrum, ranging from tackling climate change and ground breaking cancer research to the prevention of radicalisation.

For every single one of them, the EU grant is a crucial boost for their career and the chance to improve citizens' lives by advancing knowledge and innovation.



To find about more about the history and impact of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions over the past two decades and to explore the profiles of the thirty exemplary researchers, check out our latest factsheet and the dedicated brochure.