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TOPIC : Behavioural change toward energy efficiency through ICT

Topic identifier: EE-07-2016-2017
Publication date: 14 October 2015

Types of action: IA Innovation action
DeadlineModel:
Opening date:
single-stage
15 October 2015
Deadline: 21 January 2016 17:00:00

Types of action: IA Innovation action
DeadlineModel:
Opening date:
single-stage
26 July 2016
Deadline: 19 January 2017 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
  Horizon 2020 H2020 website
Pillar: Societal Challenges
Work Programme Year: H2020-2016-2017
Topic Description
Topic conditions and documents

Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.

  1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in part A of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.
    Note also that a number of non-EU/non-Associated Countries that are not automatically eligible for funding have made specific provisions for making funding available for their participants in Horizon 2020 projects. See the information in the Online Manual.

     
  2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in part B and C of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme [, with the following exceptions]:

    The conditions specific to Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) are described in the MSCA part of the H2020 Work Programme

    Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template.

     
  3. Evaluation

    3.1  Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: described in part H of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme [, with the following exceptions]:

    3.2 Submission and evaluation process: Guide to the submission and evaluation process

    The award criteria and evaluation procedure specific to Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) is described in the MSCA section of the General Work Programme.

          
  4. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement:

    Information on the outcome of single-stage evaluation: maximum 5 months from the deadline for submission.
    Signature of grant agreements: maximum 8 months from the deadline for submission.

    Information on the outcome of two-stage evaluation:
          For stage 1: maximum 3 months from the deadline for submission.
          For stage 2: maximum 5 months from the deadline for submission.
    Signature of grant agreements: maximum 8 months from the deadline for submission.

    [SME instrument, ToA SME-1]:
    Information on the outcome of phase 1 of the SME Instrument: maximum 2 months after the corresponding cut-off date.
    Signature of grant agreements: maximum 3 months after the corresponding cut-off date.

    [SME instrument, ToA SME-2]:
    Information on the outcome of phase 2 of the SME Instrument: maximum 4 months after the corresponding cut-off date.
    Signature of grant agreements: maximum 6 months after the corresponding cut-off date.

    [FET multiple cut-off]:
    Information on the outcome of evaluation: maximum 5 months after the corresponding cut-off date.
    Signature of grant agreements: maximum 8 months after the corresponding cut-off date.

    [FTI multiple cut-off]:
    Information on the outcome: maximum 3 months after the corresponding cut-off date.
    Signature of grant agreements: maximum 6 months after the corresponding cut-off date.

     
  5. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms for the type(s) of action(s) under this topic:

    Research and Innovation Action:

    Specific provisions and funding rates
    Proposal templates are available after entering the submission tool below.
    Standard evaluation form
    H2020 General MGA -Multi-Beneficiary
    Annotated Grant Agreement

    Innovation Action:

    Specific provisions and funding rates
    Proposal templates are available after entering the submission tool below.
    Standard evaluation form
    H2020 General MGA -Multi-Beneficiary
    Annotated Grant Agreement

    Coordination and Support Action:

    Specific provisions and funding rates
    Proposal templates are available after entering the submission tool below.
    Standard evaluation form
    H2020 General MGA -Multi-Beneficiary
    Annotated Grant Agreement

    SME instrument (phase 1):

    Specific provisions and funding rates
    Proposal templates are available after entering the submission tool below.
    Standard evaluation form
    H2020 MGA SME Ph1 - Mono-Beneficiary
    H2020 MGA SME Ph1 – Multi-Beneficiary
    Annotated Grant Agreement

    SME instrument (phase 2):

    Specific provisions and funding rates
    Proposal templates are available after entering the submission tool below.
    Standard evaluation form
    H2020 MGA SME Ph2 - Mono-Beneficiary
    H2020 MGA SME Ph2 – Multi-Beneficiary
    Annotated Grant Agreement

    ERA-NET Cofund:

    Specific provisions and funding rates
    Proposal templates are available after entering the submission tool below.
    Standard evaluation form
    H2020 MGA ERA-NET Cofund - Multi-Beneficiary
    Annotated Grant Agreement
    Thematic clusters of previous ERA-NET projects
    Practical guidance how to organise ERA-NET joint calls


    Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) Cofund:

    Specific provisions and funding rates
    Proposal templates are available after entering the submission tool below.
    Standard evaluation form
    Annotated Grant Agreement
    Specific requirements for innovation procurement supported by Horizon 2020 grants (PCP, PPI)

    Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions (PPI):

    Specific provisions and funding rates
    Proposal templates are available after entering the submission tool below.
    Standard evaluation form
    Annotated Grant Agreement
    Specific requirements for innovation procurement supported by Horizon 2020 grants (PCP, PP)

    European Joint Programme (EJP): 

    Specific provisions and funding rates
    Proposal templates are available after entering the submission tool below.
    Standard evaluation form
    H2020 MGA EJP Cofund – Multi-Beneficiary
    Annotated Grant Agreement

    Framework Partnership Agreement:


    Specific provisions and funding rates (FPA & SGA)
    Proposal templates are available after entering the submission tool below.
    Standard evaluation form
    H2020 MGA Framework Partnership - Multi-Beneficiary
    H2020 MGA Framework Partnership - Mono-Beneficiary
    H2020 MGA Specific – Multi-Beneficiary
    H2020 MGA Specific – Mono-Beneficiary
    Annotated Grant Agreement

    [MSC types of action]:

    Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA IF)
    European Fellowships:

    Specific provisions and funding rates: please refer to the MSCA part of the H2020 Work Programme.
    Proposal templates are available after entering the submission tool below.
    MSCA standard evaluation form 
    H2020 MGA MSC IF – Mono-Beneficiary
    H2020 Annotated Grant Agreement

    Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA IF)

    Global Fellowships:

    Specific provisions and funding rates: please refer to the MSCA part of the H2020 Work Programme.
    Proposal templates are available after entering the submission tool below.
    MSCA standard evaluation form 
    H2020 MGA MSC IF – Mono-Beneficiary
    H2020 Annotated Grant Agreement

    Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN)
    European Training Networks:

    Specific provisions and funding rates: please refer to the MSCA part of the H2020 Work Programme.
    Proposal templates are available after entering the submission tool below.
    MSCA standard evaluation form 
    H2020 MGA MSC ITN - Multi-Beneficiary
    H2020 Annotated Grant Agreement

    Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN)
    European Industrial Doctorates:

    Specific provisions and funding rates: please refer to the MSCA part of the H2020 Work Programme.
    Proposal templates are available after entering the submission tool below.
    MSCA standard evaluation form 
    H2020 MGA MSC ITN - Multi-Beneficiary
    H2020 Anotated Grant Agreement

    Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN)
    European Joint Doctorates:

    Specific provisions and funding rates: please refer to the MSCA part of the H2020 Work Programme.
    Proposal templates are available after entering the submission tool below.
    MSCA standard evaluation form 
    H2020 MGA MSC ITN – Multi--Beneficiary
    H2020 Annotated Grant Agreement

    Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE):


    Specific provisions and funding rates: please refer to the MSCA part of the H2020 Work Programme.
    Proposal templates are available after entering the submission tool below.
    MSCA standard evaluation form 
    H2020 MGA MSC RISE – Multi--Beneficiary
    H2020 Annotated Grant Agreement

    Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes (COFUND)
    Doctoral programmes:

    Specific provisions and funding rates: please refer to the MSCA part of the H2020 Work Programme.
    Proposal templates are available after entering the submission tool below.
    MSCA standard evaluation form 
    H2020 MGA MSC COFUND - Mono-Beneficiary
    H2020 Annotated Grant Agreement

    Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes (COFUND)

    Fellowship programmes:

    Specific provisions and funding rates: please refer to the MSCA part of the H2020 Work Programme.
    Proposal templates are available after entering the submission tool below.
    MSCA standard evaluation form 
    H2020 MGA MSC COFUND - Mono-Beneficiary
    H2020 Annotated Grant Agreement

     
  6. Additional provisions:

    Horizon 2020 budget flexibility
    Classified information
    Technology readiness levels (TRL) – where a topic description refers to TRL, these definitions apply.
    Financial support to Third Parties – where a topic description foresees financial support to Third Parties, these provisions apply.

     
  7. Open access must be granted to all scientific publications resulting from Horizon 2020 actions, and proposals must refer to measures envisaged. Where relevant, proposals should also provide information on how the participants will manage the research data generated and/or collected during the project, such as details on what types of data the project will generate, whether and how this data will be exploited or made accessible for verification and re-use, and how it will be curated and preserved.


    [Topics participating in the open access to research data pilot]
    This topic participates per default in the open access to research data pilot which aims to improve and maximise access to and re-use of research data generated by projects:

    - The pilot applies to the data needed to validate the results presented in scientific publications. Additionally, projects can choose to make other data available for open access and need to describe their approach in a Data Management Plan

    (to be provided within six months after the project start).

    - Note that the evaluation phase proposals will not be evaluated more favourably because they are part of the Pilot, and will not be penalised for opting out of the Pilot.

    - Projects can at any stage opt-out of the pilot.

    The legal requirements for projects participating in this pilot are in the article 29.3 of the Model Grant Agreement.
    Further information on the Open Research Data Pilot is made available in the H2020 Online Manual.
     
  8. Additional documents:

    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Introduction

    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Future and Emerging Technologies (FETs)
    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions (MSCA)
    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Research infrastructures (including e-Infrastructures)
    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Introduction to Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies (LEITs)
    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Information and communication technologies (ICT)
    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Nanotechnologies, advanced materials, advanced manufacturing and processing, biotechnology
    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Space
    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Access to risk finance
    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Innovation in SMEs
    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Health, demographic change and wellbeing
    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy
    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Secure, clean and efficient energy
    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Smart, green and integrated transport
    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials
    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative and reflective societies
    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Secure societies – protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens
    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Spreading excellence and widening participation
    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Science with and for society
    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Cross-cutting activities (Focus Areas)
    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Fast Track to Innovation Pilot
    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Dissemination, Exploitation and Evaluation
    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: General Annexes
    Euratom Work Programme 2016-17
    Legal basis: Horizon 2020 - Regulation of Establishment
    Legal basis: Euratom Horizon 2020 - Regulation of Establishment
    Legal basis: Horizon 2020 Rules for Participation
    Legal basis: Horizon 2020 Specific Programme

[ERC – 2018 topic conditions template]

  1.  List of countries and applicable rules for funding: The conditions specific to the ERC are described in the ERC 2018 Work Programme under the heading 'Eligibility criteria' and in 'Annex 3'. An overview is provided below:

    The ERC actions are open to researchers of any nationality who intend to conduct their research activity in any EU Member State or H2020 Associated Country. Principal Investigators may be of any age and nationality and may reside in any country in the world at the time of the application. ERC Principal Investigators do not have to be based full-time in Europe.

    The host institution must either be established in an EU Member State or H2020 Associated Country as a legal entity created under national law, or it may be an International European Interest Organisation (such as CERN, EMBL, etc.), the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) or any other entity created under EU law.
     
  • Eligibility and admissibility conditions:

    The conditions specific to ERC grants are described in the ERC Work Programme 2018 under the heading 'Eligibility criteria' and in the ERC Rules for Submission and Evaluation under Section 2.4. An overview is provided below:

    Eligible proposals: All proposals must be complete and submitted before the relevant call deadline. A complete proposal needs to include all parts or sections (see “Proposal submission and description” below). Incomplete proposals may be declared ineligible. The content of the proposal must relate to the objectives and to the grant type set out in the call, as defined in ERC Work Programme 2018. A proposal will only be deemed ineligible on grounds of ‘scope’ in clear-cut cases.

    For Starting – Consolidator - Advanced – Synergy calls:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Eligible Principal Investigator: Principal Investigators may be of any age and nationality and may reside in any country in the world at the time of the application. All Principal Investigators funded through an ERC grants shall spend a minimum of 50% of their total working time in an EU Member State or Associated Country and a minimum of 50, 40 or 30% (for PIs of Starting, Consolidator and Advanced and/or Synergy grant respectively) of their total working time on the ERC project.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Groups applying for the ERC Synergy Grant must be made up of a minimum of two and a maximum of four Principal Investigators and, as necessary, their teams. No other specific eligibility criteria are foreseen for Principal Investigators applying for the ERC Synergy Grants but only exceptional proposals are likely to be funded in what are expected to be extremely competitive calls.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 One of the Principal Investigators must be designated as the Corresponding Principal Investigator, who will be the administrative contact point on behalf of the Corresponding Host Institution.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  For Proof of Concept call:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Eligible Principal Investigator: All Principal Investigators in an ERC frontier research project, that is either on going or has ended (Where the duration of the project fixed in the ERC Grant Agreement has ended)  less than 12 months before 1 January 2018, are eligible to participate and apply for an ERC Proof of Concept Grant.
    Principal Investigators may submit only one proposal under Work Programme 2018. If multiple submissions are made at different cut-off dates under the Work Programme 2018 only the first eligible proposal will be considered.
    A Principal Investigator whose proposal was rejected on the grounds of a breach of research integrity in the calls for proposals under Work Programmes 2016 or 2017 may not submit a proposal to the calls for proposals made under Work Programme 2018.

    Eligible Host Institution: The host institution (Applicant Legal Entity) must engage the Principal Investigator(s) for at least the duration of the project, as defined in the grant agreement. It must either be established in an EU Member State or Associated Country as a legal entity created under national law, or it may be an International European Interest Organisation (such as CERN, EMBL, etc.), the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) or any other entity created under EU law. Any type of legal entity, public or private, including universities, research organisations and undertakings can host Principal Investigators and their teams.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     In a Synergy grant up to four Host Institutions could engage a Principal Investigator. Where they bring scientific added value to the project, additional team members may also be hosted by additional legal entities which will be eligible for funding, and which may be legal entities established anywhere, including outside the European Union or Associated Countries, or international organisations. Legal entities established outside the European Union or Associated Countries shall be eligible for funding provided that their participation is deemed essential for carrying out the action.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Restrictions on submission of proposals: The restrictions for submission are related to the outcome of the evaluation in previous calls and are designed to allow unsuccessful Principal Investigators the time necessary to develop a stronger proposal. For further details please consult page 19-20 of the ERC Work Programme 2018 or the Frequently Asked Questions.

    Proposal page limits and layout: A complete proposal is composed of:

    Administrative Proposal Submission forms (including Ethics Review Table): available in section 5 of the topic conditions and in the submission tool below. To access the submission tool, you need to register to the Participant Portal first.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  For Starting – Consolidator – Advanced – Synergy calls:
    The Research Proposal (Parts B1 and B2), also available in the submission tool, should be uploaded and submitted via the submission tool as PDF files.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  For Proof of Concept call:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               • •The Proposal (Part B) and any supporting documentation should be uploaded and submitted via Participant Portal Submission System as PDF files.
    Host Institution Binding Statement of Support
    (available on this page below and as a word-template in PPSS). Only the host institution of the Corresponding Principal Investigator must confirm its association with and its support to the project and the Corresponding Principal Investigator, listing the other participating Principal Investigators.

    Ethics review self-assessment  (if applicable) and supporting documentation.

    For Starting – Consolidator – Advanced – Synergy calls:                                                             
    Proposal Part B1
    Extended Synopsis: max. 5 pages (please note that references do not count towards the page limits)
    Curriculum Vitae: max. 2 pages for each Principal Investigator
    Funding ID: no page limits
    Track Record: max. 2 pages for each Principal Investigator

    Proposal Part B2
    Scientific Proposal: max. 15 pages (references do not count towards the page limit). Exceptionally for Synergy Grant applications the resources section that is included in the Scientific Proposal will not count towards the 15 page limit.
     

    For Proof of Concept call:
    Proposal Part B:
    Idea and justification on innovation potential: max. 2 pages
    Expected impact of the proposed innovation: 2 pages
    Proof of concept plan: 2 pages
    Budget table and justification: 1 page (+ Budget Table)

     
  1. Evaluation

    The conditions specific to ERC are described in the ERC Work Programme 2018 under the heading 'Evaluation procedure and criteria' and in the ERC Rules for Submission and Evaluation. An overview is provided below:

    Evaluation procedure

    For the Starting, Consolidator and Advanced grant calls a single submission of the full proposal will be followed by a two-step evaluation. The evaluation will be conducted by means of a structure of high level peer review panels as listed in Annex 1 of the ERC Work Programme 2018. The panels may be assisted by independent experts working remotely.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 For the Synergy calls, a single submission of the full proposal will be followed by a three-step evaluation, including interviews. The evaluation will be conducted by means of a structure of dedicated panels. The panels may be assisted by independent experts working remotely.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Applicant Principal Investigators can request during the electronic proposal submission that up to four specific persons should not act as an evaluator in the evaluation of their proposal.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    At step 1, the extended synopsis of the scientific proposal and the Principal Investigators’ track records and CVs will be assessed (and not the full scientific proposal).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     At step 2, the complete version of the retained proposals will be assessed (including the full scientific proposal).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             At step 3, the most competitive of the retained proposals will be identified and their Principal Investigators may be invited for an interview to present their project to a panel meeting in Brussels.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The composition of the panels at each step is not predefined but will be decided dynamically in relation to the proposals received. Step 1 panels will be formed from approximately 80 panel members and chairs. Five step 2 panels will be formed after the step 1 filtering to ensure the best expertise for a group of proposals. The five step 2 panels will be composed using the step 1 panel members, grouping them into panels of around 15 experts each. In step 3, the interview panels may be reconfigured to ensure the best expertise for the proposals.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      For Proof of Concept call:
    A single-stage submission and single-step evaluation procedure will be used. The evaluation will be conducted by independent experts. These experts may work remotely and may if necessary meet as an evaluation panel as set out below on the application of the evaluation criteria.


    Evaluation criteria

    For all ERC frontier research grants scientific excellence is the sole criterion of evaluation. It will be applied in conjunction to the evaluation of both: the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of the research project; and the intellectual capacity, creativity and commitment of the Principal Investigator. In the case of a Synergy Grant application the peer reviewers will need to see that the collaborative working arrangements between the Principal Investigators can ensure scientific excellence. Synergy Grant Principal Investigators applying as part of a group for a Synergy Grant will be evaluated according to their individual career stage. The detailed evaluation elements applying to the excellence of the research project and the Principal Investigator are set out in the ERC Work Programme 2018.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  For the Proof of Concept call:
    Proof of Concept Grants are awarded in relation to an existing ERC-funded project which has already been evaluated on the basis of excellence as the sole criterion. The evaluation criteria for selection of proposals for Proof of Concept Grants are excellence in innovation potential, impact and quality and efficiency of the implementation. The detailed evaluation elements applying to the proof of concept project and the Principal Investigator are set out in the ERC Work Programme 2018.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
  1. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement:

    Please refer to the ERC Work Programme 2018 under the heading 'Indicative summary of main calls from the 2018 budget'.
     
  2. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms for the type(s) of action(s) under this topic:

    ERC Starting Grant

    Specific provisions and funding rates: please refer to the ERC Work Programme 2018 under the headings 'Funding rates' and 'Starting Grant profile'. 

    Information for Applicants to the the Starting and Consolidator Grant 2018 Calls
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Proposal templates are available after entering the submission tool below.

    ERC Guide for Peer Reviewers – STG, COG, ADG
    H2020 ERC MGA – Multi-Beneficiary
    H2020 ERC MGA – Mono-Beneficiary
    H2020 Annotated Grant Agreement

    ERC Consolidator Grant

    Specific provisions and funding rates: please refer to the ERC Work Programme 2018 under the headings 'Funding rates' and 'Consolidator Grant profile'.

    Information for Applicants to the the Starting and Consolidator Grant 2018 Calls
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Proposal templates are available after entering the submission tool below.

    ERC Guide for Peer Reviewers – STG, COG, ADG
    H2020 ERC MGA – Multi-Beneficiary
    H2020 ERC MGA – Mono-Beneficiary
    H2020 Annotated Grant Agreement

    ERC Advanced Grant

    Specific provisions and funding rates: please refer to the ERC Work Programme 2018 under the headings 'Funding rates' and 'Advanced Grant profile'.

    Information for Applicants to the Advanced Grant 2018 Call
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Proposal templates are available after entering the submission tool below.

    ERC Guide for Peer Reviewers – STG, COG, ADG
    H2020 ERC MGA – Multi-Beneficiary
    H2020 ERC MGA – Mono-Beneficiary
    H2020 Annotated Grant Agreement

    ERC Proof of Concept Grant

    Specific provisions and funding rates: please refer to the ERC Work Programme 2018 under the headings 'Funding rates' and 'Proof of Concept Grant profile'.

    Information for Applicants to the Advanced Grant 2018 Call
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Proposal templates are available after entering the submission tool below.
    ERC standard evaluation form for POC: please refer to the ERC Work Programme 2018 under the heading 'ERC Proof of Concept Grant Evaluation'.
    ERC Guide for Peer Reviewers – POC
    H2020 ERC MGA PoC - Multi-Beneficiary
    H2020 ERC MGA PoC - Mono-Beneficiary
    H2020 Annotated Grant Agreement

 

            ERC Synergy Grant
            Specific provisions and funding rates: please refer to the ERC Work Programme 2018 under the headings 'Funding rates' and Synergy Grant profile'.
            Information for Applicants to the Synergy Grant 2018 Call
            Proposal templates are available after entering the submission tool below.
            ERC Guide for Peer Reviewers – SYG
            H2020 ERC MGA – Multi-Beneficiary
            H2020 ERC MGA – Mono-Beneficiary
            H2020 Annotated Grant Agreement

 

  1. Additional provisions:

    Horizon 2020 budget flexibility
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    For Proof of Concept Call:
    Horizon 2020 budget flexibility: please refer to the ERC Work Programme 2018 in the Proof of Concept grants section, under the heading 'Maximum size of grant and grant assessment'.

 

  1. Open access

    The ERC supports the principle of open access to the published output of research, including in particular peer-reviewed articles and monographs, as a fundamental part of its mission. It also supports the basic principle of open access to research data and data related products such as computer code. The ERC considers that providing free online access to all these materials can be the most effective way of ensuring that the fruits of the research it funds can be accessed, read and used as the basis for further research.

    Under Horizon 2020, beneficiaries of ERC grants must ensure open access to all peer-reviewed scientific publications relating to their results as set out in Article 29.2 of the ERC Model Grant Agreement.

    In addition, for the first time under Horizon 2020, beneficiaries of ERC frontier research grants funded under this Work Programme will automatically be covered by the provisions on research data sharing as set out in Article 29.3 of the ERC Model Grant Agreement unless they specifically decide to opt-out. Beneficiaries that do not opt-out should also ensure appropriate management (including preservation and curation) of the research data they generate in order to ensure its sustainability. These provisions are designed to facilitate access, re-use and preservation of research data generated during the ERC funded research work. For more guidance, please see the related ERC guidelines and ERC Template for the Data Management Plan (DMP).

    Beneficiaries should carefully check the additional obligations related to open research data contained in Article 29.3. They may opt-out of the provisions of the previous paragraph at any stage, thereby freeing themselves retroactively from the associated obligations.
     
  2. Additional documents:
    Legal basis: Horizon 2020 - Regulation of Establishment
    Legal basis: Horizon 2020 Rules for Participation
    Legal basis: Horizon 2020 Specific Programme
     

[Prizes – 2016 topic conditions template]

Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.

  1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in part 8 of the Rules for Contests.
    Please add the hyperlink of the Rules for Contests. Please send all the contest documents to RTD J.3 for publication and they will send you the hyperlinks to be added.

  2. Eligibility and exclusion criteria: described in part 8 of the Rules for Contests.
    Please add the hyperlink.

    Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to the application template.

  3. Evaluation and award criteria and procedure: described in part 3 of the Rules for Contests.
    Please add the hyperlink.
     
  4.  Indicative timetable for evaluation and award of prizes:
    Please add the timelines.

  5. Application templates and evaluation forms for prizes under this topic:

    Application template for inducement prizes is available after entering the submission tool below.
    Evaluation form for inducement prizes

     
  6. Additional provisions: described in the Rules for Contests.
    Please add the hyperlink.

    The general rules for Prizes
    are described in part F of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme
     
  7. Additional documents:

    Legal basis: Horizon 2020 - Regulation of Establishment
    Legal basis: Euratom Horizon 2020 - Regulation of Establishment
    Legal basis: Horizon 2020 Rules for Participation
    Legal basis: Horizon 2020 Specific Programme
     

[European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) – 2016 topic conditions template]

  1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding: Described in section 7.2 of the EIT 2016 Call text for KICs proposals.
     
  2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: Described in section 7 of the EIT 2016 Call text for KICs proposals.
     
  3. Evaluation

    3.1 Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: Described in section 7 of the EIT 2016 Call text for KICs proposals.

    The three criteria are STRATEGY, OPERATIONS and IMPACT.
     
  4. Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the EIT Proposal template 2016.

    The proposal is limited to 50 pages.

     
  5. Indicative timetable for evaluation and KIC designation: Described in section 7 of the EIT 2016 Call text for KICs proposals.
     
  6. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms for the type(s) of action(s) under this topic:

    Proposal templates are available after entering the submission tool below.
    EIT Proposal Evaluation form 2016

    During the start-up phase, which may follow the KIC designation, the contractual relations are usually framed by:
    EIT Model Start-up Grant Agreement - a multi-beneficiary agreement signed by the EIT and the designated KIC coordinator.

    Once a new KIC legal entity is established, the contractual relations are framed by:
    EIT Model Framework Partnership Agreement - a multi-beneficiary agreement signed by the EIT and the new KIC Legal Entity.
    EIT Model Specific Grant Agreement - a multi-beneficiary agreement signed by the EIT and the new KIC Legal Entity.
     
  7. Additional documents:

    Framework of Guidance - provides additional information about characteristics of a successful KIC.
    EIT principles for financing, monitoring and evaluating KIC activities
    KICs background information
    EIT Strategic and Innovation Agenda (EIT SIA) which also includes Advanced Manufacturing and Food4Future Factsheets
    EIT regulation and its Amendment
    EIT financial regulation and its Amendment
     

[BBI JU calls – 2016 topic conditions template]

Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.

  1.  List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in part A of the General Annexes of the H2020 Work Programme.
     
  2.  Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in part B and C of the General Annexes of the H2020 Work Programme.

    Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template.
     
  3.  Evaluation

    3.1 Evaluation criteria, scoring and threshold:
    described in part H of the General Annexes of the H2020 Work Programme, with the exceptions described in part 2.9.8 of the BBI JU Work Plan.

    3.2 Submission and evaluation process: Guidance on the submission and evaluation process in the Online Manual and the BBI JU Calls - Guide for applicants (RIA-IA-CSA).


  4. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement: 

    Information on the outcome of single-stage evaluation: maximum 5 months from the deadline for submission.
    Signature of grant agreements: maximum 8 months from the deadline for submission.

    Information on the outcome of two-stage evaluation:
    For stage 1: maximum 3 months from the deadline for submission.
    For stage 2: maximum 5 months from the deadline for submission.
    Signature of grant agreements: maximum 8 months from the stage 2 deadline for submission.
     
  5. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms:

    BBI Research and Innovation Action (BBI-RIA)

    Specific provisions and funding rates: described in 2.9.6 of the BBI JU Annual Work Plan.
    Proposal templates are available after entering the submission tool below.
    Standard evaluation form
    BBI JU Model Grant Agreement – Multi-Beneficiary
    H2020 Annotated Grant Agreement

    BBI Innovation Action Demonstration (BBI-IA-DEMO)
    and BBI Innovation Action Flagship (BBI-IA-FLAG)


    Specific provisions and funding rates: described in 2.9.6 of the BBI JU Annual Work Plan.
    Proposal templates are available after entering the submission tool below.
    Standard evaluation form (FLAG)
    Standard evaluation form (DEMO)
    BBI JU Model Grant Agreement – Multi-Beneficiary
    H2020 Annotated Grant Agreement

    BBI Coordination and Support Action (BBI-CSA)

    Specific provisions and funding rates: described in 2.9.6 of the BBI JU Annual Work Plan.
    Proposal templates are available after entering the submission tool below.
    Standard evaluation form
    BBI JU Model Grant Agreement – Multi-Beneficiary
    H2020 Annotated Grant Agreement
     
  6. Additional provisions:

    Technology readiness levels (TRL) apply.
     
  7. Open access must be granted to all scientific publications resulting from Horizon 2020 actions, and proposals must refer to measures envisaged. Where relevant, proposals should also provide information on how the participants will manage the research data generated and/or collected during the project, such as details on what types of data the project will generate, whether and how this data will be exploited or made accessible for verification and re-use, and how it will be curated and preserved.
     
  8. Additional documents

    BBI JU Work Plan
    BBI JU Scientific Innovation and Research Agenda (SIRA)
    Horizon 2020 Rules for participation
    BBI JU Derogation to H2020 Rules for Participation
    BBI JU Regulation of establishment
    Horizon 2020 Regulation of Establishment
    Horizon 2020 Specific Programme 


[Clean Sky calls – 2016 topics conditions template]

Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.

  1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in Part A of the General Annexes of the Clean Sky 2 Work Plan.

     
  2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in part B & C of the general Annexes of the Clean Sky 2 Work Plan.

    Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template.
     
  3. Evaluation

    3.1 Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: described in part F of the General Annexes of the Clean Sky 2 Work Plan.

    3.2 Submission and evaluation process:
    described in the Clean Sky 2 Rules for submission, evaluation, selection, award and review procedures of calls for Core Partners.
    described in the Clean Sky 2 Rules for submission, evaluation, selection, award and review procedures of calls for proposals.
     
  4. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement: maximum 8 months from the date of closure of the call.
     
  5. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms:
    The proposal templates will be available in the submission system. The templates below serve only as examples.

    Proposal templates are available after entering the submission tool below.
    H2020 Clean Sky 2 JU MGA for Members
    H2020 Clean Sky 2 JU MGA for Partners - Multi-Beneficiary
    H2020 Clean Sky 2 JU MGA for Partners - Mono-Beneficiary

  6. Additional provisions:

    Clean Sky 2 Budget Flexibility:
    see Part G of the General Annexes of the Clean Sky 2 JU Work Plan.
     
  7. Open access must be granted to all scientific publications resulting from Horizon 2020 actions, and proposals must refer to measures envisaged. Where relevant, proposals should also provide information on how the participants will manage the research data generated and/or collected during the project, such as details on what types of data the project will generate, whether and how this data will be exploited or made accessible for verification and re-use, and how it will be curated and preserved.
     
  8. Additional documents:

    Clean Sky 2 Joint Technical Programme
    Clean Sky 2 JU Financial Rules
    Clean Sky 2 JU Regulation of establishment
    Clean Sky 2 Summary list of topics in the call 2014
    Clean Sky 2 Joint Technical Programme
    Clean Sky 2 JU Financial Rules
    Horizon 2020 Regulation of Establishment
    Horizon 2020 Rules for Participation
    Horizon 2020 Specific Programme
     

[ECSEL JU calls – 2017 topic conditions template]

Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.

The budget breakdown for this call is given in the work programme: ECSEL JU Work Plan 2017 and in the topic header above.

For the most up to date figures of the ECSEL Participating States budget commitments check the ECSEL JU web site: http://www.ecsel.eu

  1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in Annex 4.A and Annex 6 of the ECSEL JU Work Plan 2017.
     
  2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in Annex 4.B and Annex 6 of the ECSEL JU Work Plan 2017.

    Proposal page limits and layout:


    The following Page Limits for ECSEL-RIA and ECSEL-IA actions apply:
    Chapter on excellence - 60 pages
    Chapter on impact - 100 pages
    Chapter on implementation - 100 pages
    For the layout requirements, please, refer to Part B (Technical Annex) of the ECSEL proposal template
    Calls 2017 and to ECSEL Lighthouse Initiative - Expression of Interest (EoI) Template
  1. Evaluation

    3.1 Evaluation criteria, scoring and threshold:

    Annexes 2 and 3 of the ECSEL JU Work Plan 2017 describe the details of the evaluation and selection process under subsections b) Specific Conditions. The evaluation criteria, scoring and thresholds are also described there.

    3.2 Submission and evaluation process: described in the ECSEL JU Calls – Guide for applicants.
     
  2. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement:

    Information on the outcome of single-stage evaluation: maximum 5 months from the deadline for submission.
    Signature of grant agreements: maximum 8 months from the deadline for submission.

    Information on the outcome of two-stage evaluation:
    For stage 1 (PO - "Proposal Outline" stage): maximum 3 months from the deadline for submission.
    For stage 2 (FPP - "Full Project Proposal" stage): maximum 5 months from the deadline for submission.
    Signature of grant agreements: maximum 8 months from the stage 2 deadline for submission.
     
  3. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms:

    The proposal templates to be filled in will be available in the submission system. The templates below serve only as examples.

    ECSEL Research and Innovation Action (ECSEL-RIA)
    and ECSEL Innovation Action (ECSEL-IA):
    Specific provisions and funding rates (both EU and national) are described in the ECSEL JU Work Plan 2017.
    Proposal templates are available after entering the submission tool below. They include the following: 

    Part B - Technical Annex


    ECSEL Lighthouse Initiative
    - Expression of Interest (EoI) Template

    Part C -
    Templates for the applicants in those Participating States requesting a Part C are available as described in Annex 6 of the ECSEL JU Work Plan 2017

    ECSEL Model Grant Agreement – Multi-Beneficiary
  1. Additional provisions:

    Horizon 2020 budget flexibility
    Classified information - described in Annex 4.D of the ECSEL JU Work Plan 2017.
    Technology readiness levels (TRL) – the definitions described in Annex 4.C of the ECSEL JU Work Plan 2017 apply.
    Financial support to Third Parties – the provisions described in Annex 4.E of the ECSEL JU Work Plan 2017 apply.
     
  2. Open access must be granted to all scientific publications resulting from Horizon 2020 actions, and proposals must refer to measures envisaged. Where relevant, proposals should also provide information on how the participants will manage the research data generated and/or collected during the project, such as details on what types of data the project will generate, whether and how this data will be exploited or made accessible for verification and re-use, and how it will be curated and preserved.

    This topic participates per default in the open access to research data pilot which aims to improve and maximise access to and re-use of research data generated by projects:

    - The pilot applies to the data needed to validate the results presented in scientific publications. Additionally, projects can choose to make other data available for open access and need to describe their approach in a Data Management   Plan (to be provided within six months after the project start).

    - Note that the evaluation phase proposals will not be evaluated more favourably because they are part of the Pilot, and will not be penalised for opting out of the Pilot.

    - Projects can at any stage opt-out of the pilot.

    The legal requirements for projects participating in this pilot are in the article 29.3 of the Model Grant Agreement.
    Further information on the Open Research Data Pilot is made available in the H2020 Online Manual.
  1. Additional documents:

    ECSEL PAB decision to launch the calls 2017
    ECSEL Decision on Lighthouse Initiatives
    ECSEL JU Multi Annual Strategic Plan (MASP) 2017
    ECSEL JU – Regulation of establishment


[FCH JU calls – 2016 topic conditions template]

Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.

 

  1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in part A of the General Annexes of the FCH2 JU Work Plan.
     
  2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in in part B and C of the Annexes of the FCH2 JU Work Plan.

    Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template.
     
  3. Evaluation

    3.1 Evaluation criteria, scoring and threshold: described in part E of the General Annexes of the FCH2 JU Work Plan.

    3.2 Submission and evaluation process: described in the FCH2 Guide for applicants on submission and evaluation.
     
  4. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement:
     
  5. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms:

    FCH2 Research and Innovation Action (FCH2-RIA):

    Specific provisions and funding rates: described in part D of the General Annexes of the FCH2 JU Work Plan.
    Proposal templates are available after entering the submission tool below.
    Standard evaluation form
    FCH2 Model Grant Agreement
    H2020 Annotated Grant Agreement

    FCH2 Innovation Action (FCH2-IA):

    Specific provisions and funding rates: described in part D of the General Annexes of the FCH2 JU Work Plan.
    Proposal templates are available after entering the submission tool below.
    Standard evaluation form
    FCH2 Model Grant Agreement
    H2020 Annotated Grant Agreement
     
  6. Additional provisions:

    FCH JU budget flexibility is described in the FCH2 JU Work Plan.
    Technology readiness levels (TRL): described in part E of the General Annexes of the FCH2 JU Work Plan.
     
  7. Open access must be granted to all scientific publications resulting from Horizon 2020 actions, and proposals must refer to measures envisaged. Where relevant, proposals should also provide information on how the participants will manage the research data generated and/or collected during the project, such as details on what types of data the project will generate, whether and how this data will be exploited or made accessible for verification and re-use, and how it will be curated and preserved.
     
  8. Additional documents:

    FCH2 JU Work Plan
    FCH2 JU Multi Annual Work Plan 
    FCH2 JU – Regulation of establishment
    Horizon 2020 Regulation of Establishment
    Horizon 2020 Rules for Participation
    Horizon 2020 Specific Programme

     

[IMI JU calls – 2016 topic conditions template]
Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.

  1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in article 10(2) of Regulation N° 1290/2013 of 11 December 2013 laying down the rules for participation and dissemination in Horizon 2020 and in article 1 of the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) N° 622/2014 of 14 February 2014.
     
  2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in the IMI2 Manual for evaluation, submission and grant award. See also the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) N° 622/2014 of 14 February 2014.

    Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template.
     
  3. Evaluation

    Submission and evaluation process, including evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold are described in the IMI2 Manual for submission, evaluation and grant award.
    See also the proposal templates for your specific action in section 6, below.
     
  4. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement:

    Information on the outcome of one-stage evaluation: maximum 2 months from the final date for submission.
    Signature of grant agreements: maximum 1 month from the date of informing successful applicants.

    Notification of outcomes of stage 1 evaluations: Maximum 5 months from deadline for submitting proposals.
    Notification of outcomes of stage 2 evaluations: Maximum 2 months from deadline for submitting full proposals.
    Signature of grant agreements: maximum 2 months from the date of informing successful applicants.
     
  5. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms:

    IMI2 Research and Innovation Action (IMI2-RIA) and (IMI2-IA):

    Summary of the most relevant provisions for participating in IMI2 actions
    Proposal templates are available after entering the submission tool below.
    Standard evaluation form
    IMI2 Model Grant Agreement

    MI2 Coordination and Support Action (IMI2-CSA):

    Summary of the most relevant provisions for participating in IMI2 actions
    Proposal templates are available after entering the submission tool below.
    Standard evaluation form
    IMI2 Model Grant Agreement
     
  6. Additional provisions:
     
  7. Open access must be granted to all scientific publications resulting from Horizon 2020 actions, and proposals must refer to measures envisaged. Where relevant, proposals should also provide information on how the participants will manage the research data generated and/or collected during the project, such as details on what types of data the project will generate, whether and how this data will be exploited or made accessible for verification and re-use, and how it will be curated and preserved.
     
  8. Additional documents:
    IMI2 Call Fiche
    IMI2 Work Plan
    IMI JU derogation to H2020 Rules for Participation
    Horizon 2020 Rules for Participation
    Horizon 2020 Regulation of Establishment
    Horizon 2020 Specific Programme
     

[SESAR JU calls – 2016 topic conditions template]

Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.

 

  1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in Annex of the ad hoc financing decision.
     
  2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in the Annex of the ad hoc financing decision and part B of the General Annexes of the H2020 Work Programme.

    Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the SJU proposal template.
     
  3. Evaluation

    3.1 Evaluation criteria, scoring and threshold: described in the Annex of the ad hoc financing decision and in the SESAR 2020 Exploratory Research: Call for Research Projects.

    3.2 Submission and evaluation process: Guide to the submission and evaluation process
    For the applicable thresholds to this Exploratory Research Call for Proposals, please refer to point 3.1 above.
     
  4. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement:

    Information on the outcome of single-stage evaluation: maximum 5 months from the deadline for submission.
    Signature of grant agreements: maximum 8 months from the deadline for submission.

    Information on the outcome of two-stage evaluation:
    For stage 1: maximum 3 months from the deadline for submission.
    For stage 2: maximum 5 months from the deadline for submission.
    Signature of grant agreements: maximum 8 months from the stage 2 deadline for submission.

     
  5. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms:

    Research and Innovation Action:

    Specific provisions and funding rates: described in ad hoc financing decision
    Proposal templates are available after entering the submission tool below.
    SJU evaluation form
    SJU Model Grant Agreement
    H2020 Annotated Grant Agreement

     
  6.  Additional provisions:

    Classified information
    Technology readiness levels (TRL) . Please also refer to the document SESAR 2020 Exploratory Research: Call for Research Projects.
     

  7. Open access must be granted to all scientific publications resulting from Horizon 2020 actions and proposals must refer to measures envisaged.

     
  8. SJU additional documents

    SESAR 2020 Exploratory Research: Call for Research Projects
    SJU Annual Work Programme
    ATM Master Plan
    Second draft of the SESAR 2020 R&I Programme ed. 0.21 dated 07 July 2014
    Project Execution Guidance for SESAR 2020 Exploratory Research
    Horizon 2020 Rules for Participation
    Horizon 2020 Regulation of Establishment
    Horizon 2020 Specific Programme  

 

[Shift2Rail JU calls – 2016 topic conditions template]

Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.

  1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in part A of the General Annexes of the main H2020 Work Programme.
     
  2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in part B and C of the General Annexes of the main H2020 Work Programme and in the Shift2Rail Annual Work Plan.

    Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template.
     
  3. Evaluation

    3.1 Evaluation criteria, scoring and threshold: described in part H of the General Annexes of the main H2020 Work Programme and in the Shift2Rail Annual Work Plan.

    3.2 Submission and evaluation process: Guide to the submission and evaluation process.
     
  4. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement:

    maximum 8 months from the deadline for submission.

     
  5. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms:

    Proposal templates for members and non-members are available after entering the submission tool below.

    Multi-Beneficiary Model Grant Agreement
    Mono-Beneficiary Model Grant Agreement
    H2020 Annotated Grant Agreement
     
  6. Additional provisions:

    Horizon 2020 budget flexibility
    Technology readiness levels (TRL) – where a topic description refers to TRL, these definitions apply.

     
  7. Open access must be granted to all scientific publications resulting from Horizon 2020 actions, and proposals must refer to measures envisaged. Where relevant, proposals should also provide information on how the participants will manage the research data generated and/or collected during the project, such as details on what types of data the project will generate, whether and how this data will be exploited or made accessible for verification and re-use, and how it will be curated and preserved.
     
  8. Additional documents

    Shift2Rail JU Annual Work Plan
    Shift2Rail Master Plan
    Shift2Rail Multi Annual Action Plan (MAAP)
    Shift2Rail Establishment Regulation
    Horizon 2020 Rules for Participation
    Horizon 2020 Regulation of Establishment
    Horizon 2020 Specific Programme

 

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