Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Schemes

We operate a suite of interlinked research funding schemes which includes Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND fellowships for experienced researchers.



To date, including our predecessors the Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences and the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology, we have managed the following COFUND programmes:

Watch a video from an MSCA COFUND conference summarising benefits of the programme for researchers and their career development.

What our fellows say about their experience



“An international secondment for the first two years of the fellowship laid the groundwork for collaboration with pioneering researchers in my field of study, and offered me numerous opportunities to demonstrate my own research in diverse settings.”

“COFUND has given a policy dimension to my research. Based on my international experience, I have been in a position to offer advice to national legislators, policy-makers, political parties, interest groups and the media.”

Our MSCA COFUND fellows making headlines

CAROLINE — Collaborative Research Fellowships for a Responsive and Innovative Europe, grant agreement no. 713279 (H2020 COFUND)

ELEVATE — Irish Research Council International Career Development Fellowships, grant agreement no. 291760 (FP7 COFUND)

CARA — Government of Ireland CARA Postdoctoral Mobility Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences, grant agreement no. 246541 (FP7 COFUND)

INSPIRE — International Mobility Fellowship Scheme, grant agreement no. 229520 (FP7 COFUND)