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Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) 2024 Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships now open for applications(Fully-funded opportunity for 10,000 EU and non-EU researchers)

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) 2024 Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships now open for applications(Fully-funded opportunity for 10,000 EU and non-EU researchers)

Deadline: September 11, 2024

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) are now accepting applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships. These fellowships aim to enhance the creative and innovative potential of researchers holding a PhD through advanced training, international, interdisciplinary, and inter-sectoral mobility. The program is open to excellent researchers of any nationality.

Fellowship Overview


MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships provide an opportunity for researchers to:

  • Acquire new skills through advanced training.
  • Participate in international, interdisciplinary, and inter-sectoral mobility.
  • Work on research and innovation projects in both academic and non-academic sectors.
  • Reintegration in Europe for displaced researchers or those seeking to restart their careers.


  • Researchers must hold a PhD.
  • Fellowships are available for international mobility to or between EU Member States, Horizon Europe Associated Countries, and non-associated Third Countries.
  • Applications must be submitted jointly by the researcher and a beneficiary in either the academic or non-academic sector.

Fellowship Types

  1. European Postdoctoral Fellowships:
    • Open to researchers of any nationality.
    • Duration: 12 to 24 months.
    • Projects can be undertaken in EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries.
  2. Global Postdoctoral Fellowships:
    • Open to European nationals or long-term residents.
    • Duration: Outgoing phase of 12 to 24 months in a non-associated Third Country, followed by a 12-month return phase to an EU Member State or Horizon Europe Associated Country.

Special Conditions

  • Specific eligibility criteria apply for fellowships in research areas covered by the Euratom Research and Training Programme 2021-2025.


  • April 23, 2024: Launch of the call for proposals
  • September 11, 2024: Deadline for submitting proposals
  • February 2025: Notification of call results (TBC)
  • April 2025: Grant agreement signature for successful projects (TBC)
  • April 2025: Start of first EU-funded projects (TBC)

Additional MSCA Opportunities


The 2024 COFUND call, with a budget of €104.8 million, supports organizations in creating or enhancing doctoral and postdoctoral programs. It promotes high standards and excellent working conditions.

  • Call Opens: April 23, 2024
  • Call Closes: September 26, 2024

Doctoral Networks

The 2024 Doctoral Networks call, with a budget of €608.6 million, aims to recruit and train doctoral candidates in academia and other sectors.

  • Call Opens: May 29, 2024
  • Call Closes: November 27, 2024

Staff Exchanges

The 2024 Staff Exchanges call, with a budget of €99.5 million, promotes international, inter-sectoral, and interdisciplinary exchanges.

  • Call Opens: September 19, 2024
  • Call Closes: February 5, 2025


An additional €10 million will support displaced researchers from Ukraine. The next call will open in May 2024.

Coordination and Support Actions

Feedback to Policy

A call with a budget of €2 million will foster stronger thematic links between MSCA projects.

  • Call Opens: April 25, 2024
  • Call Closes: September 3, 2024

Cooperation Among MSCA National Contact Points

This project facilitates trans-national cooperation between NCPs.

  • Call Opens: May 16, 2024
  • Call Closes: September 4, 2024

International Cooperation

Supporting international cooperation within MSCA, this call will coordinate promotion channels at local levels.

  • Call Opens: May 14, 2024
  • Call Closes: September 4, 2024

Researchers at Risk

This call provides support based on needs identified in previous initiatives.

  • Call Opens: September 12, 2024
  • Call Closes: January 14, 2025


The MSCA program funds excellent research and innovation, equipping researchers with new knowledge and skills through training and exposure across borders. It promotes high standards for recruitment and working conditions and contributes to the reform of research assessment systems.

How to Apply

For full details, visit the call page on the EU Funding & Tenders portal.

Additional Resources

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