€1.25 billion from Horizon Europe to support cutting-edge research

April 24, 2024
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The European Commission announced new calls worth over €1.25 billion to support research under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), part of the EU research and innovation programme, Horizon Europe. The funding will develop excellent doctoral and postdoctoral programmes, and support collaborative research and innovation projects.



The funding will support and provide jobs to about 10 000 talented researchers from all over the world at all stages of their career with research projects covering all fields. Supported researchers will be able to carry out their research whilst acquiring new skills and developing their careers in the EU and beyond.




This year’s funding round will start with the opening of three calls this week:

  • The MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships help experienced researchers acquire new skills, develop their careers and gain international, interdisciplinary, and inter-sectoral experience by working abroad. These prestigious fellowships are a steppingstone in researchers’ careers, allowing them to carry out cutting-edge research and to cooperate with leading scientific teams and figures. The call, with a budget of €417.2 million, opens today and will close on 11 September.
  • The MSCA COFUND helps organisations create or enhance their own doctoral training and postdoctoral fellowship programmes, with the goal of recruiting researchers and attracting international talent by co-funding a significant share of their costs. Institutions benefiting from such funding need to top it up with their own funding sources. This scheme spreads the MSCA’s best practices by promoting high standards and excellent working conditions. The call, with a budget of €104.8 million, opens today and will close on 26 September.
  • The Feedback to Policy initiative will allocate €2 million to make stronger thematic links between MSCA projects, raising the visibility of their contribution to key EU policy priorities and exploring ways to maximise the programme’s impact. The call will open on 25 April and close on 3 September.
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Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Syria *
  • Tunisia