MCSA Cofund Schemes

The Irish Research Council operates a suite of interlinked research funding schemes which includes Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND fellowships for experienced researchers.

Our MSCA COFUND fellows making headlines

NURITAS funded by Dr Nora Khaldi (INSPIRE) has attracted investment from Bono and The Edge 

To date, the Council, including its predecessors the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS) and the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (IRCSET), have managed the following COFUND programmes:

- INSPIRE (PF7 COFUND, IRCSET)

- CARA (FP7 COFUND, IRCHSS)

- ELEVATE (FP7 COFUND, IRCSET/IRC)

- CAROLINE (H2020, IRC)

Watch a video from an MSCA COFUND conference summarizing benefits of the programme for researchers and their career development (Dr. Beate Scholz) 

What our fellows say about their experience

Watch a video with Dr David Hoey, INSPIRE MSCA Fellow and ERC Starting Researcher Grant awardee

"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 opportunitites to demonstrate my own research in diverse settings"
ELEVATE MSCA Fellow

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

Celebrating 20th anniversary of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions: 20 years of European support for researchers’ work