Spain is the first EU country in number of projects funded in the COFUND call of the Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions

News - 2022.7.8

Spain is the leading EU country in terms of the number of projects funded under the COFUND call of the Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions (MSCA). In total, seven projects have been selected on various topics that will attract 124 researchers to research centres and companies in our country.

Spain is also the first country in terms of economic return, as the selected projects will receive 24 million euros. The total budget of the call is 89 million euros.

COFUND is a co-funding mechanism that aims to stimulate regional, national and international programmes to promote excellence in researcher training, mobility and career development.

This funding programme has a high impact at institutional level, as it aligns the various research staff recruitment programmes with the standards set by the European Commission in terms of human resources in research, improving their scientific excellence and attracting talent.

The Ministry of Science and Innovation, through the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT), offers advice to Spanish entities to take part in the MSCA Programme and increase their chances of success.

COFUND projects help beneficiary organisations to improve their doctoral or researcher-incorporation programmes by increasing the funding associated with them.

These projects are an example of how to encourage the attraction of international scientific talent to the Spanish public science system, in line with the objectives of the Plan to Attract and Retain Scientific and Innovative Talent in Spain of the Ministry of Science and Innovation.

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