MSCA Cofunds Highlights

Discover a few highlights of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action (MSCA) Cofunds we have supported

Assessment of 200+ applications for the "YUFE4Postdocs" Cofund (YUFE European University Alliance) 

YUFE4Postdocs is an ambitious MSCA Cofund programme led by the Young Universities for the Future of Europe (YUFE) Alliance, that brings together nine young research-intensive universities from across Europe. YUFE alliance parttners are collaborating together to contribute to a more competitive, innovative and united Europe.

ESF supported the evaluation of two calls in 2023-2024. Read YUFE4Postdocs Testimonial.


400+ Expert Assessments provided across
two post-doctoral calls (2022-2023)
for the "BIENVENUE" Cofund (France)

Région Bretagne relied on the support of the European Science Foundation-Science Connect to conduct scientific evaluations for the MSCA Cofund BIENVENÜE programme call 2022, from the search of experts, their recruitment to the production of evaluations. ESF-SC successfully and timely implemented our programme-tailored process. The appropriateness of recruited experts and high-quality of provided evaluations were noticed by the BIENVENÜE selection panel and the applicants. These are key elements to our decision to rely on the support of the ESF-SC for the remaining BIENVENÜE programme call in 2023."

Dr Ludovic Lhomme 
Head of the Research & Higher Education Office

50+ Expert assessements provided across two post-doctoral calls (2022-2023)
for the "ApogeeoBio" Cofund (France)

The ApogeeBio MSCA Cofund programme funds a two-year postdoctoral fellowship for researchers from around the world in the fields of life sciences, computer sciences and humanities applied to health and environment at the Genopole research and innovation biocluster.  ApogeeoBio is led by Genopole in collaboration with the University of Evry Paris-Saclay, Généthon, Télécom SudParis, The Institute Mines-Télécom Business School, CEA, the University of Paris-Saclay, the Inserm and the CNRS.

200+ Expert Assessments provided across two doctoral calls (2019-2020) for the "PEARL" Cofund (France)

"The Excellence Initiative of University of Lille partnered with ESF for the scientific research project evaluation of around 200 applications in the framework of the H2020 MSCA-COFUND PEARL doctoral programme, and other programmes. This partnership allowed us to focus on other work packages of the PEARL programme we managed. The evaluations were greatly appreciated by the principal investigators because these helped them to improve their projects. The ESF support and communication is professional, efficient and the staff is always available to answer our queries during all process."

Franck DUMEIGNIL, Coordinator of the "PEARL" MSCA COFUND Programme for Early-stage Researches in Lille

Assessment of Post-doctoral applications for the "ENRICH-TOGETHER" Cofund (Turkey)

The mission of ENRICH-TOGETHER MSCA Cofund led by Middle East Technical University (METU) is to host the next generation of leading experts in the Green and Blue Transition field, translating radically new concepts to scientific, economic, technological and social impacts. This project bridges Green Deal and Blue Growth under an all-encompassing theme of Green and Blue Transition underpinning multiple EC priorities and Missions.  Applications for the 1st call is open until 16 April 2024


120+ Expert Assesments provided across
two post-doctoral calls (2022-2023)
for the “Energy for Future” Cofund (Spain)

" Fundacion Iberdrola Espana (FIBE) partnered with ESF for peer review support, a key piece of the selection process of the MSCA Cofund Energy for Future (E4F) Programme. This partnership allowed us to mobilize international expertise in five very specific areas of research in a very short period of time. This was critical for the success of the Selection phase of the Programme.
I appreciate very much the flexibility, availability, and support of the ESF team during the process. Both teams managed to team up and work in a very efficient and collaborative way "

Teresa Rodríguez de Tembleque
Programe Manager of the "Energy for Future”
MSCA Cofund at Ibedrola Foundation


140+ Expert Assesments provided across two post-doctoral calls (2022-2023)
for the “ADAGIO” Cofund (Spain/France)

ESF supported the selection process for the MSCA Cofund ADAGIO, a programme jointly managed by the University of the Basque Country (Spain) and the University of Bordeaux (France) to fund innovative research projects in Advanced Manufacturing in the Basque Country and the New Aquitaine French regions. The review process involved peer review of submitted applications followed by a Review Panel assessment and interviews with candidates. The results of the selection process are available here