Guide For Grant Agreement Preparation

If the legal, administrative and financial data are complete, we will determine the amount of pre-financing to be paid to them at the beginning of the project. There is no standard amount or percentage for pre-financing. In the case of an action of at least two reporting periods, it is generally less than the average EU funding per period (i.e. a maximum amount/number of periods). For more details, see Annotated Model Grant Agreement, Article 21.2. If the RAC is a beneficiary, it must sign Schedule 3b (not Schedule 3) as a membership form. The RAC and the Commission must sign the administrative agreement online at the time of the aid signing. The negotiation process involves several steps – from the preparation of the updated proposal to the signing of the grant agreement – and requires the project coordinator and project partners to meet a number of formal requirements. For example, the first participants in H2020 must be registered and validated by the services of the European Commission. Consortium agreements are mandatory for all cooperation projects, unless otherwise stated by the applicable work programme or the call for proposals. They cover questions that may arise or arise during the project (for example.

B how to make decisions, resolve conflicts or protect intellectual property rights). The consortium agreement should be signed before the grant agreement. For more details, see section 41.3 and guidelines for establishing a consortium agreement. All formal steps in the preparation of the grant agreement are described in the H2020 online manual. Before signing the first Horizon 2020 grant, each legal representative of a beneficiary appoints a legal representative for legal entities (LEAR). To this end, the legal representative signs a paper document in blue ink. More information about the LEAR appointment. As stipulated in the grant agreement, the coordinator must select a bank account for EU payments by selecting > “Manage Projects” in a drop-down list of the organisation`s validated bank accounts on the My Projects page. As soon as the corresponding bank account has been allocated to the project, it is used for the grant agreement. You`ll find all the necessary steps in the tool. If the preferred bank account is not mentioned, the coordinator should contact the organization`s LEAR (or self-registration for unr validated PICs) and ask them to request validation of the bank account through the participant registry.

Once this new bank account has been verified (it may take a few days), it is displayed in the list of validated bank accounts and the coordinator can select it. Select the action (i.e. the project) for which a grant agreement is being prepared. Because of its legal status as an international organisation, CERN has specific requirements for EU project agreements. These conditions are covered by certain special clauses that must be added to the relevant articles of the grant agreement. The following legal data must be selected by CERN contact, regardless of CERN`s status in the project as a beneficiary or coordinator. We have carried out numerous grant preparations, in H2020 and in previous EU framework programmes, Eurostars and others. Our experts know the process by heart, can anticipate likely bottlenecks and are able to gather all the necessary information and complete the necessary forms within a limited time frame. If joint and several liability has been sought but the declaration is not presented as shown above, the recipient is not deemed to be a party to the grant agreement. This is considered to be the if the membership form had not been signed. “Insufficient” If your financial viability is not sufficient, you are not normally allowed to participate in the project.

We will notify you immediately if you are excluded from participating in a project due to “insufficient” financial capacity and remedies.