The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions, named after the double Nobel Prize winning Polish-French scientist famed for her work on radioactivity, support researchers at all stages of their careers, irrespective of nationality. Researchers working across all disciplines, from life-saving healthcare to 'blue-sky' science, are eligible for funding. The MSCA also support industrial doctorates, combining academic research study with work in companies, and other innovative training that enhances employability and career development.
In addition to generous research funding, scientists have the possibility to gain experience abroad and in the private sector, and to complete their training with competences or disciplines useful for their careers. Internationally respected in industry and academia, a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship is a recognised mark of research excellence.
What are the long term benefits of a Marie Curie fellowship?
1. Marie Curie fellows’ publications are more-often cited than equivalent peers, and are more frequently published on influential scientific journals.
2. Marie Curie fellows are more successful in applying for European Research Council (ERC)’s competitive grants for high quality research.
3. Marie Curie fellows achieve professorship titles more frequently than others, and are more likely to hold principal investigator position.