Funding Radar: This week’s ten most interesting calls targeted at young researchers

14 May 2024 | News

Here’s a list of funding opportunities for early career scientists in the EU, UK, Switzerland and the US

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The EU recognises the role of young researchers in shaping the future research and innovation landscape and throughout the years policymakers have pushed for better career paths and put in place specific funding programmes in support of this.

One of the cornerstone initiatives, launched by the Commission in 1996, is the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), which supports early career researchers through fellowships, training, and opportunities to travel.

MSCA, part of Horizon Europe’s Pillar 1, includes five grant programmes, of which doctoral networks and the postdoctoral fellowships are the biggest.