February 12, 2021
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Programme & the Widening addition funding: € 335 million to support 1.676 researchers, including 34 who choose coming to Portugal

The results of the 2020 call for applications for individual Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA) grants was announced.

These grants are funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme for research and innovation and are awarded to excellent and experienced researchers with projects in all fields of research, while receiving training and mentoring to improve their skills and boost their career.

A total of € 335 million will finance 1.676 excellent post-doctoral researchers working at universities and research organizations in Europe and around the world, as well as in industry and SMEs. 34 were awarded to fellows coming to Portugal, some of them returning to their home country after an excellent career abroad, while others who decided to join out top institutions for the first time (18 of them funded by the extra budget for the Widening countries under the instrument Widening Fellowships). Fellows will work on projects dedicated to global challenges, such as climate change, health and migration, as well as in areas relevant to EU Missions, such as cancer, smart cities, healthy soils and oceans.

This was the last call for individual MSCA grants under the Horizon 2020 programme. Under the Horizon Europe programme, MSCAs will continue to be an essential part of the European Research Area, supporting excellent post-doctoral researchers to enhance their creative and innovative potential, acquiring new skills through advanced training and international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral research.

More information about individual grants on this website.