Grant preparation in Horizon 2020

In the grant preparation phase, the Grant Agreement (GA) with the European Commission/funding agency is prepared and electronically signed in the Funding & Tender Opportunities Portal.

What happens during the preparation of the Grant Agreement?


How is the Grant Agreement signed?

Please note

  • Failure to meet the deadlines specified in the invitation to prepare a GA (without extension of the deadline) may cause the project to be rejected!
  • “Substantial” deviations of the GA from the proposal are not permitted. All changes must in principle be covered by the invitation to grant preparation. Obvious errors and contradictions may also be rectified.
  • Suggestions made by the evaluators in the Evaluation Summary Report (ESR) may, but need not be implemented.
  • Changes in the composition of the consortium are only possible in extraordinary cases. They must be agreed with the "Project Officer (PI)" stating the reasons.
  • Each project partner and each linked third party need a validated PIC (= Participant Identification Code) prior to signing the GA. Each project participant must additionally have a validated LEAR for Horizon 2020.
  • For contacting the validation service of the European Commission please follow these instructions: 1. Log in to the Funding & Tenders Opportunities Portal, 2. Click on "My Organisation(s)" in the left menu bar, 3. Click on "Actions" and on "Modify Organisation" on the right next to your organisation, 4. Click on "Messages" and on "Create a new message" in the left menu bar.


Detailed information can be found ...

The Consortium Agreement is also prepared during the grant preparation phase. The European Commission/funding agency is not involved in this agreement, which is concluded between the project participants.


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