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1 COFUND Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes Dr. Conor O’Carroll National Delegate – Excellent Science

2 Innovative Training Networks ITN Research & Innovation Staff Exchange RISE Co-financing fellowship or doctoral programmes with transnational mobility COFUND European Researchers’ Night NIGHT Individual Fellowships IF

3 COFUND Increasing Marie Curie opportunities for researchers by co- funding regional, national and international programmes Over 175 co-funded programmes funded via FP7 All are fellowships programmes (post-PhD researchers or equivalent) 8 in Ireland: majority are run by funding agencies except RCSI, UCD and DOCTRID (intellectual disability charity) Commission paid for 40% of the programme cost

4 Award HolderProgrammeEU Contribution (40%) National Contribution (60%) University College DublinUCD ENERGY-21€1.8M€2.8M UCD Energy 21 Built on one of UCD’s 4 research themes: Earth Sciences, Energy and the Environment UCD will award 21 fellowships for Experienced Researchers to work at UCD – all fellowships include a secondment outside Ireland Marie Curie COFUND award provides 40% co-funding from the Commission 60% own funding came from a pool of funds earmarked for the UCD Energy Institute – mix of sources including philanthropic and industry funding

5 COFUND in Horizon 2020 Horizon 2020 will offer co-funding for: Doctoral Training/Scholarship programmes Post-doctoral and/or Senior Fellowship programmes (post-PhD or equivalent) Staff exchange programmes (post 2015) Co-funding rate is 45% (+ 5%) If you have funding for 5 postdocs/PhD students, you can apply to turn that into funding for 10! All COFUND Programmes are listed at

6 EU Contribution Categories of eligible costs Marie Skłodowska-Curie action Costs of researchers PER MONTH Institutional costs PER MONTH Living & Mobility Allowance (a) Management costs (b) STIPEND ESR (Student): ER (Researcher): SALARY ESR: 1855 ER: Depends on whether the researcher is paid a salary (preferred if possible), or a stipend COFUND only co-finances the Living+Mobility Allowance and the Management Costs – all other costs (e.g. research, travel, family allowance, indirect costs (overheads) must be financed from own budget

7 Minimum Remuneration Choose your own funding rates, but EC has specified minimum rates for Living & Mobility Allowances (70% of the MSCA rates for the other Actions) ESR (Student) PER MONTH ER (Researcher) PER MONTH Stipend€ € Salary€2597€3675

8 Example – PhD programme Doctoral Programme Student (ESR) is paid a Stipend => EU Contribution € per month Minimum living plus mobility allowance is € per month Other Costs (e.g. research, management, indirect) must be 100% financed from own budget “Own budget” can come from any source, including Structural Funds Cost item Total cost [€ per person-month] EU contribution [€ per person- month] Living and Mobility allowance 1600 ( ) Research costs500 Management costs Indirect costs600 Total EU Co-Funding 38%

9 Example – Fellowships Programme 1 Post-doctoral Fellowships Programme Researcher (ER) is paid a salary => EU contribution €2625 per month Minimum living plus mobility allowance is €3675 per month Other Costs (e.g. research, management, indirect) must be 100% financed from own budget “Own budget” can come from any source, including Structural Funds Cost item Total cost [€ per person-month] EU contribution [€ per person- month] Living & Mobility Allowance 3675 ( )2625 Research costs800 Management costs Indirect costs600 Total EU Co-Funding 52%

10 Example – Fellowships Programme 2 Short-term travel fellowships programme Researcher (ER) is paid a stipend (grant on top of existing salary) Minimum living plus mobility allowance is € per month Other Costs (e.g. research, management, indirect) must be 100% financed from own budget “Own budget” can come from any source, including Structural Funds EU Co-funding 39% Cost item Total cost [€ per person-month] EU contribution [€ per person- month] Living & Mobility allowance 2500 ( ) Research costs500 Management costs Indirect costs600 Total

11 COFUND Calls 2014 and 2015 CALLOpening DateClosing Date H2020-MSCA-COFUND Apr Oct-2014 H2020-MSCA-COFUND Apr Oct Call Budget €80million 2014 Call Budget €80 million

12 Thank you! Marie Curie Office Ireland


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