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.
Applicants having benefited from COFUND under previous calls (under the Seventh Framework Programme or under Horizon 2020) will explain how their proposal adds value in relation to previous grant(s). This can also take the form of increased networking with organisations in less represented countries or capacity building measures there.
Researchers supported under this scheme shall comply with the mobility rules of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions.