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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 6
Indicative Typology of Contracts

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PARTICIPANT

CONTRIBUTION

DIRECT COSTS

INDIRECT COSTS

Principal Contractor

Assistant contractor

Member

Calculation Method *

Percentage funding

Personnel

Durable equipment

Subcontracting

Travel and subsistence

Consumables

Computin

Protection of knowledge

Other specific costs

Co-ordination costs

Access

RTD performer

Overheads

SHARED COST ACTIONS 7

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R&D; project

min 2

yes

.

.

FC, FF

and AC

FC, FF: 50%

AC: 100%

Yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

.

.

FC: (actual rate)x(personnel)

FF: 80%x(personnel)

AC: 20% 1

Combined project

FC, FF: 35 or 50%

AC: 100%

Demonstration project

FC, FF: 35%

AC: 100%

Support for access to research infrastructures

1

.

.

.

.

AC

UF

Up to 100%

Up to 100%

yes

.

.

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

.

.

yes

.

.

20% 1

.

SME co-operative (CRAFT)

min 3 SME

.

FC, FF

50%

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

.

yes

.

.

yes

(actual rate)x(personnel)

Exploratory awards

min 2 SME

Fixed amount

75% 2

.

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.

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TRAINING FELLOWSHIPS

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.

Marie Curie Host Fellowships

institution

.

min 1 fellow

Fixed amount

.

.

.

Marie Curie Individual Fellowships

.

.

1 fellow

Developing countries Fellowships

1 fellow

Fellowships for Community Researchers

fellow

SUPPORT TO NETWORK

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.

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.

Thematic network

min 1

.

yes

AC

Up to 100%

yes

.

yes

yes

.

yes

.

yes

.

.

.

20% 1

Training network

1

min. 4

AC

Up to 100%

.

.

.

.

.

.

yes

.

.

20% 1

CONCERTED ACTIONS

min 1

.

yes

AC

Up to 100%

yes

.

yes

yes

.

yes

.

yes

.

.

.

20% 1

ACCOMPANYING MEASURES

.

Accompanying measures

3

min 1

.

.

.

Up to 100%

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

.

.

yes 5

Euro conference

1

.

Up to 100%

yes

.

yes

yes

yes

.

.

yes 4

yes

None

Technology Take-up

min 1

yes

.

Up to 100%

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes 6

* FC = Full Costs/ FF= Full costs Fixed rate/AC= Additional Costs/ UF = User Fee. For more information, see Box 7.

1 Direct costs, excluding subcontracting costs
2 Up to maximum of €22,500
3 For subsidies, see the Vademecum on grant management and com pv(98) 1395
4 Organisation costs (see specific Guide for Proposers Part 2)
5 Overhead is calculated as a lump sum of the personnel costs (not exceeding 80%). defined in the relevant Guide for Proposers, Part 2.
6 The eligible cost categories for each of the types of technology take-up measures are referred to in the relevant Guide for Proposers, Part 2
7. Two alternative contracts are available respectively to the R&D; and the Demonstration. One is the "Deliverables", by which the contribution is paid in pre-set amounts and adjusted with the final payment on the basis of actual costs for the whole contract. The other is the "flat rate" (for projects estimated less than 100 000 euro) by which the contribution consists of a fixed amount based on the estimated costs for the work.

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