The EU’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions fund all kind of opportunities for researchers from Europe and beyond. The European Commission has compiled a starter booklet giving the needed information to make the right first choice. It is aimed at people who are considering a doctoral degree or looking for partnerships between academic and non-academic organisations or staff exchanges. The guide is accessible, for free, here. Nursing researchers could benefit from this picket guide to better guide their decisions within academia and ensure that they choose the right PhD programme or others.