MSCA is the European Union’s flagship programme to support scientific excellence and cooperation across countries, sectors and research fields


EU’s reference programme for doctoral and postdoctoral training, contributing to:

  •  A highly skilled research-based human capital able to detect and tackle upcoming challenges, communicate scientific evidence to policy-makers and the public, and work across disciplines
  • Provide researchers with skills needed in the labour market, to innovate and to convert knowledge and ideas into products and services for economic and social benefit
  • Develop excellent doctoral programmes enhancing the global attractiveness and visibility of institutions involved in them
  • Promote the EU’s global attractiveness for talents

doctoral networkspostdoctoral fellowshipssstaff exchanges
cofundMSCA and citizens


Contact at UPM: Patricia Benito

Doctoral Networks drive scientific excellence and innovation. They bring together universities, research institutes and other sectors from across the world to train researchers to doctorate level.

Besides standard Doctoral Networks, there are incentives in place to introduce two specific types:

  •  European Industrial Doctorates
  • European Joint Doctorates


Postdoctoral Fellowships (PF) are aimed to experienced researchers looking to give their career a boost by working abroad. 

Two types of Individual Fellowships:

                • European Fellowships
                • Global Fellowships

UPM MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships 2024 website

UPM MSCA INFODAY 2024 (coming soon)

UPM MSCA WRITING DAYS 2024 (coming soon)


Research and Innovation Staff Exchange funds short-term exchanges of personnel between academic, industrial and commercial organisations throughout the world. It helps people develop their knowledge, skills and careers, while building links between organisations working in different sectors of the economy, including universities, research institutes and SMEs.


Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes (COFUND) provides organisations with additional financial support for their own researcher training and career development programmes.COFUND supports doctoral programmes for PhD candidates, as well as fellowship programmes for experienced researchers.

Check the website of UPM COFUND SDGINE


European Researchers' Night is a wide public event that brings researchers closer to the public. The events highlight how researchers contribute to our society by displaying their work in an interactive and engaging forum.

It is held every year, on the last Friday of September

OTRI UPM (Oficina de Transferencia de Resultados de Investigación) is the department in charge of this event at UPM. 

Check UPM´s European Researchers' Night website

   MSCA CALLS 2024 Calendar - Opening & Closing Dates



Opening date

Closing date

2024 Doctoral Networks (DN) 29/05/2024 27/11/2024
2024-2025 Postdoctoral Fellowships (PF) 10/04/2024 11/09/2025
2024-2025 Staff Exchanges (SE) 19/09/2024 05/02/2025

If you are looking for funding to develop your research career, apply for a postdoctoral fellowship with the UPM