EU COFUND Marie Curie call now open !

Monday, 4 May, 2015


The call for proposal H2020-MSCA-COFUND-2015 of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Programme has been opened on 14 April 2015 with a total budget of 80€ million.


Opening Date       14-04-2015        

Deadline Date       01-10-2015 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)

Budget                  €80,000,000        

Programme          Horizon 2020

Main Pillar            Excellent Science

Status                  Open


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.