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Signing an EU Grant Agreement

If your proposal is successful, you will be invited to prepare a Grant Agreement on the Funding and Tenders portal.

The Grant Agreement is the legal contract that sets out the rights, obligations, terms and conditions for the grant. It aims to:

  • gather legal, administrative and financial information from the beneficiaries and any affiliated entities;
  • make sure the information in the Grant Agreement matches the proposal;
  • establish the key points of the grant:
    • when the project starts
    • reporting periods
    • amount of pre-financing
    • ethical issues (if applicable)
    • other aspects such as affiliated entities, in-kind contributions provided by third parties, subcontracting, etc. (if applicable)

An independent ethics review will take place alongside the scientific evaluation. If there are any ethical conditions, you will need to meet these before signing the Grant Agreement.

For consortium-based projects, a Consortium Agreement (CA) is also negotiated and signed between the beneficiaries. This is usually completed before signature of the Grant Agreement.

Additionally, for MSCA Postdoctoral Global Fellowships, a partnership agreement is signed between the University of Leeds and the partner organisation in the third country.