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Study suggests tweaking Marie Curie funding in Horizon Europe

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Changes would be intended to make funding fairer and simpler

An assessment of the EU’s Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, which funds researcher mobility and training activities, has suggested that several small tweaks to the way the various MSCA instruments provide funding should be made in the 2021-27 R&D programme Horizon Europe.

The study by the research policy analysis centre PPMI, published on 4 June, recommended updating living allowances in line with inflation, increasing the family allowance from €500 to €660, slightly shifting support for institutional costs away from the Innovative Training Networks instrument and towards the Individual Fellowships instrument, and setting up new systems for reimbursing paid leave, among other things.

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