Call for proposals -Specific programme "People", FP7 - Marie Curie co-funding of regional, national and international programmes (COFUND) FP7-PEOPLE-2010-COFUND Closed!


This action aims at increasing the European-wide mobility possibilities for training and career development of experienced researchers, in line with the objectives set out in the activity heading 'Life-long training and career development', thus boosting its overall impact.

The co-funding action targets programmes that support the trans-national mobility of experienced researchers at different stages of their careers, including researchers shortly after having obtained a doctorate, by broadening or deepening their individual competence, in particular in terms of acquisition of multi- or interdisciplinary skills or having intersectoral experiences; to support researchers in attaining and/or strengthening a leading independent position, e.g. principal investigator, professor or other senior position in education or  enterprise; (re)integrate researchers into a research career in Member States and Associated countries, including in their country of origin, after a mobility experience.

In adition to our useful documents section, further information about FP7-PEOPLE-2010-COFUND, as well as relevant documents can be found at the Cordis website


  • Marie Curie co-funding of regional, national and international programmes

Support for training and career development of researchers

The co-funding action aims to encourage existing or new regional or national programmes to open up to and provide for trans-national mobility, as well as to reinforce international programmes.

The co-funding action targets a competitive selection of existing or new regional, national and international funding programmes that focus on the objectives set for this action, based on individual-driven mobility. These programmes must run an open, merit-based competition for the applying researchers, and be founded on international peer-review.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 75,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 18 February 2010 - 11 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Useful documents

  • "People" work programme 2010 (Work programme)
  • Call Marie Curie co-funding of regional, national and international programmes (COFUND) (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Universities
  • Any legal organisation
  • Non profit organisations
  • Non-governmental organization

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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