There are MSCA grants for all stages of a researcher's career, from PhD candidates to highly experienced researchers, which encourage transnational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility.
Important aspects of MSCA are that endowing researchers will develop new skills and a wider range of competences, while being offered them attractive working conditions. In addition to fostering mobility between countries, the MSCA also seek to break the real and perceived barriers between academic and other sectors.
The Marie Curie COFUND scheme aims to stimulate regional, national or international programmes to foster excellence in researchers' training, mobility and career development, spreading the best practices of Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions. The Fellowship programmes under this scheme fund individual research training and career development fellowships for experienced researchers.