With a budget totalling €6.6 billion over 2021-2027, the MSCA support researchers from all over the world, at all stages of their careers and in all disciplines. The action also funds organisations with support for excellent doctoral, postdoctoral programmes and collaborative research and innovation projects. This helps to boost their global attractiveness and visibility and foster cooperation beyond academia, with industry and SMEs, for example.
Revised work programme
The funding calls follow the adoption of the amendment to the Horizon Europe 2021-2022 work programme. With the new calls managed by the European Research Executive Agency (REA), the MSCA will continue creating long-lasting collaborations within academia and with the non-academic world in the next years and supporting world-class programmes training the new generation of highly skilled researchers.
Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the amendment also includes €25 million for actions to support researchers previously active in Ukraine under the new MSCA4Ukraine scheme.
Collaboration and supervision
Under Horizon Europe 2021-2027, MSCA places stronger emphasis on collaboration between academia and business. There is also renewed emphasis on effective supervision and career guidance through the MSCA Guidelines on Supervision. Sustainable behaviours, research activities and management are also promoted through the MSCA Green Charter, in line with the European Green Deal.
The MSCA funding of around €857 million in 2022 covers the following 4 main actions of the work programme.
MSCA Doctoral Networks
With a budget of €427.3 million, this call supports doctoral programmes training doctoral candidates in academia and other sectors, including industry and businesses.
The 2022 call is open from 12 May 2022 with a deadline on 15 November 2022.