COFUND – Co-funding of Regional, National and International Programmes

Identifier: H2020-MSCA-COFUND-2014
Specific programme: EU.1.3.4.
Type: Call for Proposals
Publication Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2014
Deadline: Thu, 2 Oct 2014 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)
Budget: 80.000.000,00 €

Latest information:
The submission session is now available for: MSCA-COFUND-2014-DP(MSCA-COFUND-DP), MSCA-COFUND-2014-FP(MSCA-COFUND-FP)

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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.

Expected impact:

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.