For Enterprise & Community

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions provide an excellent opportunity for commercial and civil society organisations of all sizes to source funding to support their research and/or innovation interests and activities. The participation of these “non-academic” organisations is strongly encouraged in all Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, with a view to fostering innovation in all its forms via cross-sectoral knowledge exchange and to help researchers to identify career opportunities outside of the traditional academic career path. The Actions can also be an excellent entry point for non-academic organisations to access the wide range of European framework funding opportunities suitable for them.

The list below summarises what can typically be achieved through participating in a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action:
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  • Training the next generation of innovative and creative employees
  • Exchanging knowledge with top-class academic research groups
  • Attracting top-class researchers at all career stages to your organisation

What is the level of funding?

  • Depending on the Action, the budgets available range in size from €100,000 to €5 million for a 3 to 4 year programme. A typical amount allocated to a non-academic participant is around €85,000 per annum, depending on their level of involvement.
  • 100% funding is provided to cover, for example, salaries, research and training costs, travel costs, and the costs of managing participation in the Action.
  • Non-academic participants do not have to provide any formal match or co-funding. An in-kind contribution in terms of e.g. personnel time, materials, access to equipment or resources may be necessary.

What research areas are funded?

  • All areas of research are covered by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, including STEM subjects and the social sciences, humanities and economic sciences.
  • All funding in Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions is bottom-up; there are no thematic calls or priority areas that are supported.
  • Examples of projects in Ireland funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie can be found here.

What support is on offer?

The Irish Marie Skłodowska-Curie Office can support industry in the following ways:

  • Information – join our mailing list or our LinkedIn Group “Marie Skłodowska-Curie Office Ireland” or follow us on Twitter to receive updates about the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.
  • Advice – consulting on whether your concept (project, partners and aims) is suitable for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.
  • Proposal Review – advising on revisions that will improve the chance of a proposal being selected for funding.