The COFUND scheme aims at stimulating regional, national or international programmes to foster excellence in researchers' training, mobility and career development, spreading the best practices of Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions.
This will be achieved by co-funding new or existing regional, national, and international programmes to open up to, and provide for, international, intersectoral and interdisciplinary research training, as well as transnational and cross-sectoral mobility of researchers at all stages of their career.
Each proposal funded under the COFUND scheme shall have a sole participant that will be responsible for the availability of the necessary matching funds to execute the proposal.
Participants submit multi-annual proposals for new or existing doctoral programmes or fellowship programmes that may be run at regional, national or international level. The evaluation is organised in two different panels: A) Doctoral programmes and B) Fellowship programmes. Support cannot be awarded to researchers who are already permanently employed at the host organisation.
The COFUND scheme will on a voluntary basis exploit synergies between European Union actions and those at regional and national level, as well as with other actions at international level. The scheme will have a leverage effect on regional, national or international funding programmes for early-stage researchers and experienced researchers. This impact is expected to extend to:
1. enabling the relevant regional, national and international actors to contribute significantly to the development within their own setting of high quality human resources, by introducing and/or further developing the trans-national dimension of their offers;
2. increasing the numerical and/or qualitative impact, in terms of supported researchers or working/employment conditions;
3. combating fragmentation in terms of objectives, evaluation methods and working conditions of regional, national or international offers in this area.
03 October 2014 09:27
A total of 103 proposals were submitted in response to this call.The number of proposals for each topic is shown below.
- Doctoral Programmes: 50 proposals
- Fellowship Programmes: 53 proposals
15 September 2014 11:10
There has been an update on the Associated Countries document. The update is related to the association of Switzerland to parts of Horizon 2020.
- 25 April 2014 16:53 The submission session is now available for: MSCA-COFUND-2014-DP(MSCA-COFUND-DP), MSCA-COFUND-2014-FP(MSCA-COFUND-FP)
10 April 2014 11:53
IMPORTANT: The link for the submission of proposals for each topic will be made available as soon as possible.
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