Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions: €800 million to support research careers, training and mobility in 2014
EU News 515/2013
Brussels, 11 December 2013
The European Commission today publishes the first tranche of funding 'calls' for research grants totalling €800 million in 2014, under the new Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA). Part of the new Horizon 2020 programme, the MSCA support European research training and career development. The first calls are targeted at research organisations, universities, companies and non-governmental organisations. Overall, the MSCA will allocate more than €6 billion in 2014-2020.
Research institutes, universities, companies and NGOs involved in research can apply for funding through the MSCA's Innovative Training Networks, which are aimed at early-stage researchers without a PhD. The training provides experience outside academia to develop transversal skills to encourage innovation, entrepreneurship and employability Non-European organisations can also take part in the Innovative Training Networks (ITNs), enabling doctoral-level candidates to gain experience outside Europe.
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