MSCA-COFUND-2016: Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes - deadline: 29 September 2016

Publication date
March 31, 2016
Deadline
September 29, 2016
Short description

The COFUND scheme aims to stimulate 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 beneficiary that will be responsible for the availability of the necessary matching funds to execute the proposal.

Applicants submit multi-annual proposals for new or existing doctoral programmes or fellowship programmes which are expected to have an impact on enhancing research- and innovation related human resources on regional, national or international level.

Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.

  1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in part A of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.
    Note also that a number of non-EU/non-Associated Countries that are not automatically eligible for funding have made specific provisions for making funding available for their participants in Horizon 2020 projects (follow the links to ChinaJapanRepublic of KoreaMexicoRussiaTaiwan). 
     
  2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in part B and C of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme. IMPORTANT: The conditions specific to Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) are described in the MSCA part of the H2020 Work Programme.
  3. Evaluation 

    3.1  Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: described in part H of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme. IMPORTANT: The award criteria and evaluation procedure specific to Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) is described in the MSCA section of the General Work Programme.

    3.2 Submission and evaluation process: Guide to the submission and evaluation process
     
  4. Proposal page limits and layout: The maximum length of a proposal is 30 pages, excluding the annexes. Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template.
     
  5. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement:

    Maximum 5 months from the deadline for submission.
    Signature of grant agreements: maximum 8 months from the deadline for submission.

COFUND takes the form of:

A) Doctoral programmes

Doctoral programmes address the development and broadening of the research competencies of early-stage researchers. The training follows the EU Principles on Innovative Doctoral Training. Collaboration with a wider set of partner organisations, including from the non-academic sector, which may provide hosting or secondment opportunities or training in research or transferable skills, as well as innovative elements of the proposed programme, will be positively taken into account during the evaluations.

B) Fellowship programmes

Fellowship programmes fund individual research training and career development fellowships for experienced researchers. The programmes supported should have regular selection rounds following fixed deadlines or regular cut-off dates, allowing fair competition between the researchers applying. The selections should be based on open, widely advertised competition, with transparent international peer review and the selection of candidates on merit. Mobility types supported by fellowship programmes may be similar to the ones supported under Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships.

The planned opening date is 14 April 2016.

Call identifier
H2020-MSCA-COFUND-2016
Type
  • H2020
Geographical focus
  • European Union (EU 28)
  • H2020
  • WBC
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General

Entry created by Anna Sirocco on March 31, 2016
Modified on June 1, 2016