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Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes (COFUND)

Do you have or plan a research mobility programme and are looking for some extra funding to expand it or give it an international dimension? COFUND offers additional funding for new or existing regional, national and international programmes to provide an international and intersectoral dimension to research training and career development. Doctoral programmes as well as fellowship programmes for experienced researchers can be supported.

Transnational mobility opens up new horizons for researchers.

Who can apply?

This action is meant for organisations that fund or manage doctoral programmes or fellowship programmes for researchers.

Each COFUND proposal should have a sole participant, which could be a government ministry, regional authority, funding agency, university, research organisation, research academy or enterprise.

Experienced researchers apply directly with the funding organisation while doctoral candidates can find vacancies of co-funded programmes on Euraxess.

What can be funded?

All research areas can be funded except those covered by the EURATOM Treatypdf as referred to in article 4 and Annex I.

Mobility across borders is a must. Cross-sectoral mobility is also encouraged.

What does the funding cover?

Individuals - both doctoral candidates and experienced research fellows - are supported in their research training and career development through the co-funding.

Participating organisations will receive a fixed amount for each supported researcher as a contribution to the living allowance of the researcher and to the management costs of the programme.

Selected programmes will receive co-funding for three to five years up to a total amount of € 10 Mio.

Who decides?

COFUND projects are selected through an open competition and transparent, independent evaluation, using a series of pre-determined criteria as set out in the Work Programmepdf Choose translations of the previous link  and its General Annexespdf Choose translations of the previous link .

How do we apply?

Proposals are submitted in reply to a call for proposals. All open calls and related information such as the Guide for Applicants and full eligibility criteria can be found at the Participant Portal.

Advice and information can also be found through the National Contact Points and Horizon 2020 Helpdesk.

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Thinking big: Czech success story

SoMoPro is a COFUND Marie Curie project, a regional grant programme backed by European funding set up to attract skilled researchers to the South Moravian Region.Read full story

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Participant Portal – check Marie Curie Actions calls & submit your proposal (electronic submission service).
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