Marie Skłodowska-Curie Office

The Irish Marie Skłodowska-Curie Office is jointly operated by the Irish Universities Association and the Irish Research Council. Ireland has two MSCA National Contact Points: Dr Yvonne Halpin, Head of the Irish Marie Skłodowska Curie Office (MSCA National Delegate and NCP) and Dr Jane Carrigan (MSCA NCP).

The office provides advice and support on preparing applications for Marie Skłodowska-Curie funding and the management of Marie Skłodowska-Curie awards.

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions are a European Commission Funding Programme which supports researchers at all stages of their careers, across all research disciplines and in all employment sectors.

MSCA fund excellent and innovative research training as well as attractive career development and knowledge-exchange opportunities through cross-border and cross-sector mobility of researchers, to better prepare them for current and future societal challenges. This funding aims to reinforce cooperation between academia and all types of non-academic organisations (companies, CSOs, hospitals, public bodies etc.) in terms of research training, career development and knowledge transfer.

“The MSCA Awards were Ireland’s highest area of drawdown in Horizon 2020 with €196 million funding secured.”

If you have any questions relating to the Irish Marie Skłodowska-Curie Office please email and we would be happy to set up a consultation with you.

The IUA is a beneficiary in the MSCA-NET project, funded by the European Commission, which aims to facilitate transnational cooperation and the sharing of best practices among MSCA National Contact Points.