04 Feb 2020
2,500 researchers to receive support under Marie Sklodowska-Curie Call 2019
On 4 Februry 2020, the European Commission announced the successful applicants to Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Individual Fellowships and COFUND grants. In total, almost €387 million will support around 2,500 researchers in Europe and beyond.
The Horizon 2020 scheme will finance nearly 1,500 post-doctoral researchers to find solutions to current and future societal problems in cooperation with top universities and research organisations, while helping them enhance their skills and innovative potential. MSCA Individual Fellowships include research into anti-cancer therapies, energy management, optimising water utilisation for farming and understanding the effects of digital technologies on young adults.
Moreover, through the MSCA COFUND action, the EU will support 13 doctoral and 14 post-doctoral research training programmes of outstanding quality from across EU Member states and Horizon 2020-associated countries. Several doctoral and fellowship programmes will focus on global challenges such as climate change, whereas others will aim to increase the competitiveness of specific EU regions and Member States, such as Slovakia and Poland, by attracting and retaining talented researchers. A number of programmes will work in synergy with other European flagship initiatives such as the European Universities supported by Erasmus+, or the European Battery Alliance. More than 1,000 excellent researchers will participate in these programmes and directly profit from the training and career development dimension of MSCA.