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GUIDE FOR PROPOSERS

Part 1

Foreword

Section I: The Fifth Framework Programme
I.1. Objectives
I.2. Structure and contents
I.3. Implementation

BOX 1 - Bursaries for Young Researchers from Developing Countries

BOX 2 – The System of Marie Curie Fellowships

Section II for INCO2: Confirming the International Role of Community Research
II.1. Programme objectives

II.2. Programme strategy
II.3. Programme structure and content
II.4. Synergies with other programmes
II.5. Implementation of the programme
Table A – Groups of target countries
Table B - Specific conditions to the INCO Programme

Section III: Participation in activities of the Fifth Framework Programme
III.1. The participants
III.2. Proposal submission
III.3. Proposal evaluation
III.4. Proposal selection
III.5. The contract
III.6. Project follow-up
III.7. Financial contribution of the Community
III.8 Assistance available to proposers

BOX 3 - Co-operation with non-EU Countries and International Organisations

BOX 4 - Participation from non-EU countries in FP5

BOX 5 - Main milestones of the selection process

BOX 6 – Indicative Typology of Contracts

BOX 7 - Methods for the calculation of EC funding

BOX 8 - Intellectual Property Rights

BOX 9 - Key recommendations

Notes PART 1

NB: In section II, the INCO programme is given as example.

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BOX 5
Main milestones of the selection process

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STEP 1
Receipt of proposals

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STEP 2
Eligibility check

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STEP 3
Evaluation of eligible proposals with the assistance of external experts including where appropriate ethical review of the proposals

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STEP 4
Evaluation summary reports and recommandations

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STEP 5
Priority lists of proposals

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STEP 6 B
Decision by the Commission on proposal rejection and notification to the co-ordinators

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STEP 6 A
Financial/ administrative check of proposals worthy of support and negotiation with participants

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STEP 7
Selection decision taken by the Commision after possible consultation of the programme Committee

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STEP 8
Contract signature

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TIMING
Commencement of negotiations with successful proposals:
2-3 months following close of Call

Contract signature:
6-8 months following close of Call

Payement advance:
60 days after signature of the contract

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