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Q: ERC - Can a retired researcher (Advanced Grant Grantee) be paid out of a grant? Which form can the payment take? (Additional salary to their pension)
A: Personnel working on the project shall be remunerated in accordance with the general practices of the Host Institution (beneficiary) and the applicable national legislation. Additional payments for retired researchers can be charged to the project if they are in line with national law and practice, as well as with the specific rules applicable to and in the Host Institution. However, costs have to be compliant with the eligibility criteria of Article II.14 of the General Conditions to the ERC Grant Agreement (Single and Multi-Beneficiary).
Category : ERC - Cost Management for Grants ( Direct costs )