Funding Programmes



The COFUND action, one out of the in total five Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) under Horizon Europe, can grant organisations complementary funding for existing or novel doctoral or postdoctoral programmes at regional, national, or international levels through co-funding mechanisms. Proposed programmes can cover any research disciplines. Through this, the MSCA COFUND spreads the MSCA’s best practices by promoting high standards of training, career development, and excellent working conditions for researchers. Recruited researchers will benefit from a deeper and more diverse set of research-related and transferable skills and competences, resulting in the global enhancement of human resources in R&I.

As stated in the official guide to applicants, COFUND is a mono-beneficiary action. Therefore, only one legal entity, established in an EU Member State or Horizon Europe Associated Country, are eligible to apply as a beneficiary. The beneficiary can recruit, supervise, host or train researchers, either on its own or in conjunction with Implementing or Associated partners.  A beneficiary is eligible to receive up to €10 million per call, which should be used to cover the minimum wage of the hired researchers as well as, if necessary, any long-term leave benefits and special needs allowances. Finally, COFUND initiatives should hire at least three researchers and run up to five years.


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