Call for proposals - Marie Curie Co-funding of Regional, National and International Programmes FP7-PEOPLE-2011-COFUND Closed!


This COFUND 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 and in particular encouraging mobility between public sector organisations and private companies; 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; integrate researchers into a research career in Member States and associated countries, including in their country of origin, after a mobility experience.


Funding Scheme: Support for training and career development of researchers

The action takes into account three types of trans-national mobility, on which the support under this action is essentially based:

  • Outgoing mobility for fellowships/grants to residents of Member States or associated countries, preferably with a return phase;
  • Incoming mobility for fellowships/grants to non-residents of the country of the host organisation;
  • Reintegration of Member State or associated country nationals having carried out research in an other third country for at least 3 years, to establish them in a longer-term career after this trans-national mobility period.

European community funding

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

  • 90,00 Million EUR (Annual budget for 2011)

All the important deadlines

  • 17 February 2011 - 10 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call - Co-funding of Regional, National and International Programmes (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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