PhD Projects

All beneficiaries commit themselves to stimulate equal opportunities for male & female ESRs. This message will be included in all posted vacancies.

Employers should ensure that the working conditions for researchers, including for disabled researchers, provide where appropriate the flexibility deemed essential for successful research performance in accordance with existing national legislation and with national or sectoral collective-bargaining agreements. They should aim to provide working conditions which allow both women and men researchers to combine family and work, children and career.

Scholarship details

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme offers highly competitive and attractive salary and working conditions. It consists of:

    • a living allowance

    • a mobility allowance

    • family allowance.

Living allowance refers to the basic, gross amount for the benefit of the researcher to be paid to the researcher in monthly instalments. For MSCA calls launched in 2016-2017, the amount for an ESR is €3,110 per month (€37,320/year). This amount is then adjusted through the application of a correction coefficient to the living allowance of the country in which the researcher will be recruited. The net salary results from deducting all compulsory (employer/employee) social security contributions as well as direct taxes (e.g. income tax) from the gross amounts. The rate indicated here is for researchers devoting themselves to their project on a full-time basis.

Mobility allowance contributes to the expenses of the researcher caused by the mobility. The amount of the mobility allowance is specified in Table 1 of the MSCA Work Programme and for the calls 2016-2017 it amounts to €600 per month.

Family Allowance of €500 per month will be paid should the researcher have family. In this context, family is defined as persons linked to the researcher by (i) marriage, or (ii) a relationship with equivalent status to a marriage recognised by the national or relevant regional legislation of the country where this relationship was formalised; or (iii) dependent children who are actually being maintained by the researcher.

The mobility and family allowance is a fixed amount, regardless of the country of recruitment, and may be taxable depending on the country in question.

Researchers enrolled in a doctoral programme are expected to be appointed for up to a maximum of 36 months.

More details in Sections 5.1, 5.2 and 5.3 of the guide for applicants to H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016.

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