This programme aims to support researchers at different stages of their career. MSCA are open to all domains of research and innovation, from basic research to market take-up and innovation services.
There are 5 funding schemes:
Mobility is a key requirement for the different actions. There are calls for proposals open to individual researchers and innovation staff, as well as to universities, research institutions, businesses (SMEs and large industry) and other socio-economic players from all countries. MSCA are open to men and women alike, without regard to the physical age of the applicant.
The exact rules and eligibility criteria for each call are outlined in the respective documents to be found on the Research Participant Portal of the European Commission. For a brief introduction on individual funding schemes refer to our Infosheets under 'Related Links' on the right.
As mobility is a key element in all MSCA, researchers only receive funding if they move from one country to another. The assigned budget and success rates vary from call to call. In general, funding for the individual researcher depends on the researcher’s experience: For example, in 2013 an early stage researcher (less than 4 years' research experience and without PhD) received a living allowance of up to €38 000/year; an experienced researcher (more than 4 years' research experience or with PhD) up to €58 500/year. These amounts vary according to the country correction coefficients and are combined with various other allowances (for example family allowance).