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News article9 July 2024European Research Executive Agency3 min read

Your guide to the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions: from applying to managing your project

All you need to know about the MSCA is just one click away. 

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Navigating the wealth of information available for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) projects can be overwhelming - that is why we have gathered everything you need in one convenient place!  

From our recently updated information packages to the well-known guides for applicants, this article is your go-to resource for all MSCA-related questions, providing clear, concise, and comprehensive guidance. 

Resources for applying to the MSCA 

To assist you in your journey, REA provides comprehensive guidance on how to apply for MSCA funding. This guide includes: 

  • Application process: Step-by-step instructions on how to prepare and submit your proposal. 
  • Eligibility criteria: Detailed information on who can apply and what criteria must be met. 
  • Evaluation process: Insights into how your application will be assessed. 
  • Key documents and templates: Access to necessary documents and templates to streamline your application process. 

Fast-track access: tips for each of the Actions 

We understand that finding the right information quickly is crucial. Whether you are developing a Doctoral Network to train PhD candidates, engaging in international and intersectoral Staff Exchanges, or managing COFUND projects, our resources provide targeted advice and best practices to help you achieve your goals. 

  • Doctoral Networks: Our guide provides everything you need to know to prepare a successful proposal, including detailed instructions. Visit the Doctoral Networks How to Apply page for specific resources. 
  • Postdoctoral Fellowships: This guide provides insights into the application procedure and more, ensuring you meet all necessary criteria and deadlines. Access the Postdoctoral Fellowships How to Apply page for more details. 
  • Staff Exchanges: Staff Exchanges applicants can benefit from our clear and concise resources that outline the entire application process, from eligibility to evaluation. Check out the Staff Exchanges How to Apply page for specific guidance. 
  • COFUND: This guide offers in-depth support on the co-funding mechanisms and proposal submission. Visit the COFUND How to Apply page for detailed instructions and resources. 
  • MSCA and Citizens: The MSCA and Citizens action aims to bring research and researchers closer to the public. The MSCA and Citizens How to Apply page provides specific call documents, proposal templates, and guidelines to help you engage effectively with the public and increase the impact of your research. 
  • MSCA4Ukraine: The action supports researchers from Ukraine affected by Russia’s invasion, providing them with opportunities to continue their research in a safe environment. Visit the MSCA4Ukraine How to Apply page for detailed information on eligibility, application procedures, and available support to help Ukrainian researchers maintain their scientific contributions. 

New information packages: discover how they can benefit you! 

Our recently updated comprehensive information packages respond to the unique needs of MSCA fellows and staff members, offering a wealth of valuable resources for: 

Benefits of the New Information Packages 

The introduction of these updated resources aims to: 

  • Enhance Efficiency: Simplify the administrative and management processes associated with MSCA projects. 
  • Ensure Compliance: Provide clear guidance on adhering to EU funding regulations and reporting requirements. 
  • Promote Professional Growth: Offer targeted support for career development and skill enhancement. 
  • Foster Collaboration: Encourage networking and collaboration within the MSCA community and beyond. 

MSCA coordinators and supervisors are strongly encouraged to disseminate the documents among researchers and staff members in their projects. 

For more detailed guidance on applying for MSCA, visit the Horizon Europe MSCA How to Apply page. 


Documents are provided for information purposes only and are not intended to replace consultation of any applicable legal sources and other reference documents. 

Neither the European Commission nor the European Research Executive Agency (or any person acting on their behalf) can be held responsible for the use made of these information packages. 


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Publication date
9 July 2024
European Research Executive Agency