Call for Proposals - Marie Curie - Co-funding of Regional, National and International Programmes FP7-PEOPLE-2012-COFUND Closed!


The COFUND action supports existing or new regional, national and international fellowship programmes (to open up to and provide for transnational mobility). COFUND aims to increase the transnational mobility 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" of the "People" 2012 Work Programme. The purpose of this action is to help regional, national or international fellowship programmes to increase the transnational mobility of researchers and/or to improve the working and employment conditions of researchers.


The project should be shaped in order to develop and widen the competences of the researcher significantly, in particular in terms of multi- or interdisciplinary expertise, intersectoral (private-public) experience and complementary skills. Such training/career development activities may include:

  • Primarily, training-through-research under supervision by means of an individual personalised project;
  • Hands-on training activities for developing scientific (new techniques or instruments, etc.) and complementary skills (communication techniques, proposal preparation to request funding, patent applications, project management, task coordination, technical or scientific staff supervision, etc.);
  • Intersectoral (private/public sector) or interdisciplinary transfer of knowledge;
  • Developing capacity to build collaborations, in particular through participation in conferences;
  • Taking active part in the management (including financial management) of research projects;
  • Developing organisational skills through organisation of training or dissemination events;
  • Ethics issues.

European community funding

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

  • 110,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 15 February 2012 - 9 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Proposals - Marie Curie - 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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