FP7 MARIE CURIE 2013 Call for Cofunding of Regional, National and International Programmes (COFUND)Back
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 cofunding 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.
Rather than providing the possibility for trans-national experiences only through direct European Union actions, 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 shall run an open, merit-based competition for the applying researchers, and be founded on international peer-review. While avoiding limitations regarding the researchers' origin and destination, they should also offer adequate working conditions for the fellows. These requirements should be in line with the principles set out in the European Charter for researchers and Code of conduct for the recruitment of researchers. In particular, given their level of experience, the researchers funded under the programme are expected, as a general rule, to be offered employment contracts complying with the social security legislation applicable. This also applies to programmes that provide a research grant to the fellows without covering their salaries. When an employment contract is not provided by the applicant programme, then this should be duly justified, and the longerterm perspectives for a change be presented. These elements will be assessed by the expert evaluators during the evaluation procedure.
Participants in the co-funding modality shall be established in Member States or associated countries and are organisations falling under one of the following categories:
• Public bodies, as defined in Article 2.13 of the FP7 Rules for Participation, responsible for funding and managing fellowship programmes, e.g. ministries, state committees for research, research academies, councils or agencies;
• Other bodies, including research organisations, that finance and manage fellowship programmes either with an official mandate or recognised by public authorities, such as agencies established by governments under private law with a public service mission, charities, etc.;
Entry created by Filiz Hayirli on July 31, 2012
Modified on July 31, 2012