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MSCA Researchers at Risk 2021

6 Jan 2022


This action seeks to build on the results of the Researchers at Risk initiative InSPIREurope, launched under the MSCA in 2019.

Further support is envisaged towards national and international organisations working with researchers at risk with the aim of enhancing and professionalising their activities.

Researchers at risk

The support action should take into consideration existing work and new challenges for researchers at risk, such as the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It should further facilitate and strengthen cooperation and linkages between European, national and institutional initiatives and programmes.

The purpose is to increase awareness on why researchers are at risk, as well as identifying and delivering the best possible solutions.

The support action should be aligned with the general objectives of the MSCA. In particular, it should align with scientific excellence, skills and career development, inter-sectoral mobility, equal opportunities and inclusiveness, attractive working conditions and work/life balance.

Open science

It should also foster open science, innovation and entrepreneurship.

It should build synergies between other actions foreseen under Horizon Europe and/or other EU-funded programmes such as Erasmus+ without duplicating them.

Activities carried out under this support action should complement actions in Member States and third countries associated to Horizon Europe.

The expected duration of the action is 36 months.

Indicative timeline

  • 2 September 2021: Launch of the call for proposals
  • 6 January 2022: Deadline for submitting proposals
  • June 2022: Notification of call results to applicants (TBC)
  • September 2022: Grant agreement signature for successful projects (TBC)
  • October 2022: Project starts (TBC)

Indicative budget

1.5 EUR million

How to apply

Learn about the next steps to apply for funding under this call

Full call details

For full details of this call, follow the link to the Funding & Tenders Portal.

Published:  15 Nov 2021