Call for proposals 2021 - MSCA Doctoral Networks 2021 HORIZON-MSCA-2021-DN-01 Open!


Proposals under this Action should contribute to the following expected impacts:

  • Strengthen Europe's human capital base in R&I by training highly-skilled doctoral candidates,
  • Improve the attractiveness of researchers’ careers notably through better working and employment conditions of doctoral candidates in Europe
  • Enhance talent and knowledge circulation across the R&I landscape, through inter-sectoral, interdisciplinary and international mobility
  • Increase Europe's attractiveness as a leading research destination
  • Enhance the quality of R&I contributing to Europe's sustainable competitiveness
  • Establish sustainable collaboration between academic and non-academic organisations
  • Foster the culture of open science, innovation and entrepreneurship



This call covers the following topics:

  • HORIZON-MSCA-2021-DN-01-01: MSCA Doctoral Networks 2021 (HORIZON-TMA-MSCA-DN - HORIZON TMA MSCA Doctoral Networks)

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 402,95 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 16 November 2021 - in one month (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Work Program (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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