The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) aim to support the career development and training of researchers — with a focus on innovation skills — in all scientific disciplines through international and intersector mobility.
The MSCA are expected to finance around 65,000 researchers between 2014 and 2020, including 25,000 doctoral candidates. The Actions will address several objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy, including the Innovation Union flagship initiative. This states that the EU will need at least one million new research jobs if it is to reach the target of spending 3% of EU GDP on research and development by 2020.
By funding excellent research and offering attractive working conditions, the MSCA offer high quality professional opportunities open to researchers of any age, nationality or discipline.
CerealPath is an Innovative Training Network (ITN) under the 2015 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions. The Action aims to innovative doctoral-level training providing a range of skills in order to maximise employability.
Full details of the MSCA can be found on the European Commission's Research and Innovation website.