MSCA Staff Exchanges 2022 call receives 196 proposals

The call will fund collaborative research projects and support ground-breaking research through international staff exchanges.

The second call of the MSCA-funded Staff Exchanges scheme under Horizon Europe closed on 8 March 2023.

The European Research Executive Agency received 196 proposals. Applicants requested a total budget close to €194.5 million.

Through this call, the European Union is expected to fund between 70 and 90 projects with an indicative budget of around €77.5 million.

Proposals submitted include the participation of 1453 different organisations in 105 countries.

Proposals are coordinated by organisations in 32 countries, with participation from

  • Italy: 30
  • Spain: 28
  • Portugal: 18
  • Greece, Poland and the United Kingdom: 13 each
  • Germany: 11
  • France: 10
  • Turkey: 8
  • Ireland: 7
  • Finland: 5
  • Estonia and Latvia: 4 each
  • Austria, Cyprus, Norway and Romania: 3 each
  • Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Sweden and Ukraine: 2 each
  • Albania, Denmark, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Serbia and Slovakia: 1 each

Supporting collaborative projects through exchanges

The Staff Exchanges scheme funds short-term international and inter-sectoral exchanges of staff members involved in research and innovation activities of participating organisations.

The aim is to develop sustainable collaborative projects between different organisations from the academic and non-academic sectors (in particular small and medium-sized enterprises) from around the world.

People involved in staff exchanges benefit from new knowledge, skills and career development perspectives, while participating organisations increase their research and innovation capacities.

Source: European Commission | Marie Curie Actions (