Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes (Horizon Europe)
What is the goal to be achieved?
MSCA COFUND co-finances new or existing doctoral programmes and postdoctoral fellowship schemes with the aim of spreading the best practices of the MSCA including international, inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary research training, as well as international and cross-sectoral mobility of researchers at all stages of their career.
In practice, MSCA COFUND provides complementary funding for doctoral or postdoctoral programmes managed by entities established in EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries. Those co-funded programmes must follow MSCA’s good practice in terms of international recruitment and minimum standard of employment for the recruited fellows as described in the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.
What are the expected impacts?
Proposals under this Action should contribute to the following expected impacts:
- Enhance talent and knowledge circulation across the R&I landscape, through intersectoral, interdisciplinary and international mobility, including by supporting regional or national smart specialisation strategies when appropriate;
- Align practices with MSCA policies based on the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers;
- Improve the attractiveness of researchers’ careers notably through better working and employment conditions;
- Strengthen Europe's human capital base in R&I by training highly-skilled researchers;
- Increase Europe's attractiveness as a leading R&I destination;
- Enhance the quality of R&I contributing to Europe's sustainable competitiveness;
- Establish sustainable collaboration between academic and non-academic organisations;
- Foster the culture of open science, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Call topics for 2021
- MSCA COFUND 2021
Call topics for 2022
- MSCA COFUND 2022