Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) marks its 20th Anniversary
Since 1996, MSCAs have provided grants to train researchers at all stages of their careers – be they doctoral candidates or highly experienced researchers – while encouraging transnational, inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary mobility.
The programme is named after the double Nobel Prize winner Marie Skłodowska-Curie to honour and spread the values she stood for. To date, 98,000 researchers have benefited from the programme – among them five Nobel laureates and an Oscar winner.
On 8 November 2016, the Opening Ceremony of the 20th Anniversary took place in the Berlaymont building, Brussels, with an itinerary exhibition of the famous researcher featured key moments of her life and a photo exhibition of MSCA fellows.
The European Commission celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Marie-Sklodowska Curie Actions programme by holding an event in Brussels on the 29th November and long may the programme continue. Within that period, the MSCA programme (and its earlier incarnations) has supported almost 100,000 researchers, including five Nobel laureates and one Oscar winner.