Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions are a researcher mobility programme which supports researchers at all stages of their careers, regardless of age and nationality. They are among Europe’s most competitive and prestigious awards, aimed at supporting the best and most promising scientists. There are four distinct Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions in the programme with a budget of €1 billion. Please see the "Variations of this scholarship" link below for the details of each award.

Applications open

1 Oct 2021

Applications closed

1 Mar 2022

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

General allowance
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

$20,000 - $16,000,000

Applicable study areas

All study areas

Number of scholarships awarded

At least 1500

  • "The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship represents a milestone in my career path. As a recipient of this prestigious fellowship, I have the opportunity to work in two world-class research groups led respectively by Prof. Frank Caruso at the University of Melbourne and Prof. Francesco Ricci at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. The fellowship is enabling me to work with state-of-the-art technology, build long-lasting networks, experience and discover Australia, as well as strengthen my soft skills. For these reasons, I am proud of being a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow and Ambassador."
    Read Dr Alessia Amodio's story
  • Application process

    This page describes the five Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. Potential applicants should in the first instance contact an eligible host institution to identify whether they will support their application. As the application dates and processes are different for each of the Actions, please refer to the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions website for the precise details on how to apply.

    For enquiries contact the Research Enquiry Service and Participant Validation.

  • Variations of this award

    Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions: Innovative Training Networks

    Bringing together universities, research institutes and other sectors from across the world to train researchers to doctorate level.

    Benefits for the researcher include a monthly Stipend of €3,270, a Mobility Allowance of €600 and a Family Allowance of €500. The host organisation can also receive Research and Training Costs of €1,800 per researcher per month and Management and Indirect Costs of €1,200 per researcher per month. Duration: 3 - 36 months.

    Key eligibility criteria:

    • You must be within the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of your research career and not have a doctoral degree.

    Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions: Individual Fellowships

    A great option if you are an experienced researcher looking to give your career a boost by working abroad.

    Benefits for the researcher include a monthly Stipend of €4,880, a Mobility Allowance of €600 and a Family Allowance of €500. The host organisation can also receive Research, Training and Networking costs of €800 per month and Management and Indirect Costs of €500 per person per month. Duration: 2 - 3 years.

    Key eligibility criteria:

    • Researchers who have completed a doctorate or at least 4 years of full-time research experience after their graduation
    • Researchers who have generally not resided or carried out their main activity in the country of the host institution for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the call deadline.
    • Applicants must be a national or long-term resident of a Member State or Associated Country.

    Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions: Research and Innovation Staff Exchange

    Funding short-term exchanges of personnel between academic, industrial and commercial organisations throughout the world.

    Benefits for the researcher include a Top‐up Allowance to support travel, accommodation and subsistence costs during secondments of €2,100 per person per month. The host organisation can also receive Research and Training Costs of €1,800 per person month and Management and Indirect Costs of €700 per person month. Duration: Secondments of 1 - 12 months, within a maximum project duration of 4 years.

    Key eligibility criteria:

    • Research staff of any nationality and at any career level – from PhD preparation to experienced researchers – can undertake a secondment. Staff members working in managerial, technical or administrative roles can also take part.

    Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions: Co-funding of Regional, National and International Programmes

    Providing organisations with additional financial support for their own researcher training and career development programmes.

    Benefits: Up to €10 million. Duration: Up to 5 years.

    Key eligibility criteria:

    • Each proposal should have one main participant, such as a government ministry, regional authority, funding agency, university, research organisation, enterprise.
    • Experienced researchers and doctoral candidates apply directly to the relevant funding organisation through vacancies for co-funded programmes on Euraxess, a jobs portal for researchers.

What are the benefits?

See the  "Variations of this scholarship" link for the key benefits of each Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action.

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