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How MSCA is changing under Horizon Europe

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Brian Cahill unpicks updates to the EU’s flagship programme for early career researchers

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) is the main funding programme directly targeted at early-career researchers within Horizon Europe and will have a budget of €6.6 billion over the seven years of the EU’s new research and innovation framework programme.

In 2021, the MSCA budget has been announced as €821 million, rising to €857m in 2022. But compared with a budget of over €1 billion for the year 2020, these represent a decrease of 21.5 per cent and 18 per cent, respectively. 

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