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.
04 February 2016 09:23
FLASH INFORMATION ON THE CALL RESULTS
The Agency has now completed the evaluation of the proposals submitted to the above-mentioned call.
The results of the evaluation are as follows:
Number of proposals submitted (including proposals transferred from or to other calls): 130
Number of inadmissible proposals: 0
Number of ineligible proposals: 13
Number of above-threshold proposals: 92
Total budget requested for above-threshold proposals: EUR 261,055,450
We recently informed the applicants about the evaluation results for their proposals.
It is expected that the first grant agreements will be signed by 1.05.2016.
Information on the selected projects will be published on CORDIS after that date.
Please note that the number of proposals that can finally be funded will depend on the finally available budget and the formal selection by the Agency.
For questions, please contact the Research Enquiry Service.
01 October 2015 17:07
A total of 131 proposals were submitted in response to this call.The number of proposals for each topic is shown below.
- Doctoral Programmes: 62 proposals
- Fellowship Programmes: 69 proposals
14 September 2015 11:21
The submission session is now available for: MSCA-COFUND-2015-DP(MSCA-COFUND-DP), MSCA-COFUND-2015-FP(MSCA-COFUND-FP)
- 14 April 2015 08:46 The submission session is now available for: MSCA-COFUND-2015-DP(MSCA-COFUND-DP), MSCA-COFUND-2015-FP(MSCA-COFUND-FP)
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