The MSCA strongly contribute to excellent research, boosting jobs, growth and investment by equipping researchers with new knowledge and skills and providing them with an international as well as inter-sectoral exposure (including through academia-business collaboration), to fill the top positions of tomorrow.

MSCA Doctoral Networks (MSCA-DN)

Aim to train creative, 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.

The MSCA DN will raise the attractiveness and excellence of doctoral training in Europe. They will equip researchers with the right combination of research-related and transferable competences and provide them with enhanced career perspectives on both the academic and non-academic sectors through international, interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral mobility combined with an innovation-oriented mind-set.
The MSCA DN focus on career development plan, supervision, training: research and transferable skills.

One action to set up doctoral programmes, including:
Industrial Doctorates: Training in academia and industry, Joint supervision
Joint Doctorates: Joint collaborations leading to a joint/multiple doctoral degree, Joint selection and supervision; pre agreement for joint degrees is required.

"Joining this prestigious research network enabled me to obtain funding for my research and lab, and deepen my academic connections by getting to know other researchers across Europe.

These new connections have produced new networks, within which we hope to submit other grant proposals to other international competitive funding agencies".     

Prof. Anat Barnea, Department of Natural Sciences, partner in the "ChickenStress" ETN Network

MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships (MSCA-PF)
Enhance the creative and innovative potential of researchers holding a PhD, wishing to acquire new skills through advanced training, international, interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral mobility.
MSCA PF are open to excellent researchers of any nationality, including researchers wishing to reintegrate in Europe, researchers who are displaced by conflict as well as researchers with high potential aiming for a career restart in research. The scheme also encourages researchers to work on research and innovation projects in the non-academic sector.

MSCA Staff Exchange (MSCA-SE)
Promote innovative international, inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary collaboration in research and innovation through exchanging staff and sharing knowledge and ideas at all stages of the innovation chain.
MSCA SE fosters a shared culture of research and innovation that welcomes and rewards creativity and entrepreneurship and helps turn ideas into innovative products, services or processes. It is open to research, technical, administrative and managerial staff supporting R&I activities.