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European Research Executive Agency

The MSCA Doctoral Networks aim to train entrepreneurial, innovative and resilient doctoral candidates, able to face current and future challenges and to convert knowledge and ideas into products and services for economic and social benefit. Find out more in this video.

MSCA Doctoral Networks
2021 call
402.95 million
Overall indicative budget for the call


  1. 22 June 2021
    Launch of the call for proposals
  2. Info Day
    organised at national level

    Please contact your NCP

  3. 16 November 2021
    Deadline for applicants to submit proposals
  4. April 2022
    Notification of applicants if their proposal has been selected
  5. August 2022
    Grant agreement signature for successful projects
  6. September 2022
    EU-funded projects start
  7. Autumn 2022
    Coordinators’ Day (tbc)

All funding information and procedures on how to apply are on the Funding and Tenders portal.

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Who can apply

Information on eligibility for MSCA fellowships and project funding

How to apply

Overview of the application process, guidance and templates


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