Funding scheme: MSCA-COFUND

Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes (COFUND) provides organisations with additional financial support for their own researcher training and career development programmes.

The extra funds are available for new or existing schemes for training researchers abroad and across various sectors.

COFUND supports doctoral programmes for PhD candidates, as well as fellowship programmes for experienced researchers.

WHO CAN APPLY?

Each COFUND proposal should have one main participant, such as a:

  • government ministry
  • regional authority
  • funding agency
  • university
  • research organisation
  • enterprise.

Experienced researchers and doctoral candidates apply directly to the relevant funding organisation through vacancies for co-funded programmes on Euraxess, which is a jobs portal for researchers.

WHAT CAN BE FUNDED?

All research areas can be funded.

WHAT DOES THE FUNDING COVER?

Participating organisations receive a fixed amount for each supported researcher, as a contribution to their living allowance and for the programme’s management costs.

Selected programmes will receive co-funding for up to five years, for a maximum total amount of EUR 10 million.

HOW DO WE APPLY?

APPLY NOW

Here you will find details of all active calls for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. The information is linked directly to the EU’s Participant Portal, which provides all you need to start your application.

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

FUNDED PROJECTS

Humboldt in Europe: Researcher Mobility on an Enhanced Scale

The HERMES project aims to significantly increase the number of positions for excellent researchers from developing countries and emerging economies. The research carried out by HERMES fellows in Germany supports the continued development of the researchers’ country of origin, and contributes to the exchange of knowledge between Germany and their home country.

July 2013 – June 2018

Training Institut Curie PhDs

The institute’s IC-3i-PhD  programme promotes fundamental interdisciplinary research of benefit to the health sector. This completely re-structured and revitalised international programme offers 35 international PhD positions.

September 2016 – August 2021

Novel aerospace technologies

The Innovative  project is training 24 researchers in a comprehensive multidisciplinary programme. Innovative examines game-changing and disruptive technologies, materials, methods and processes for the aerospace sector.

March 2016 – February 2021

Water – the font of knowledge

WaterSEED provides a doctoral programme focused on the development of innovative water technologies relevant for society. The programme offers an interdisciplinary approach to research, with an emphasis on developing entrepreneurial skills.

February 2016 – January 2012

Doctoral hothouse

The Deusto International Research School (DIRS) based in Bilbao, Spain, provides PhD training centred around four research areas: health and well-being; human rights; sustainable development; and lifelong learning. The training enhances researchers’ transferable skills.

January 2016 – December 2020

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