European Commission launches €434.8 million call to train doctoral candidates

May 30, 2023
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The European Commission opened a new call for the 2023 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Doctoral Networks. The call is expected to fund over 130 doctorates spanning all scientific fields as well as the training and skills development of 1,600 doctoral candidates.


With a budget of €434.8 million, the call will fund doctoral programmes implemented by international partnerships of organisations from different sectors across Europe and beyond. Besides regular doctorates, specific incentives are provided to set up Industrial Doctorates, which train researchers and develop their skills outside academia, particularly in industry, businesses and the public sector, and Joint Doctorates, which offer integrated training programmes leading to joint or multiple degrees. The call will close on 28 November 2023.


Doctoral Networks offer researchers opportunities in the academic and non-academic sectors, and provide them with research training, as well as transferable skills and competencies relevant for innovation and long-term employability. They also benefit participating organisations by supporting excellent doctoral programmes, which allow them to attract talent, boost their global visibility and foster their international links with other sectors.

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Countries covered:

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