The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) are the European Union’s reference programme for doctoral education and postdoctoral training. They contribute to excellent research, boosting jobs, growth and investment by equipping researchers with new knowledge and skills, and foster research cooperation across borders, sectors and disciplines.

One of the instruments supported by MSCA is the COFUND,  providing funding for regional, national and international programmes for training and career development, through co-funding mechanisms.

This spreads the MSCA’s best practices by promoting high standards and excellent working conditions. COFUND promotes sustainable training and international, interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral mobility.

Participation to a funded MSCA COFUND implies a strict mobility rule: selected researchers may not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organization for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the co-funded programme’s call deadline. (Compulsory national service, short stays such as a holiday, or time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention, will not be taken into account.)

The eligibility of your application will depend on this criterion as the first step of the eligility check.