It is expected that 8/10 projects will be funded. This funding round will be another start-up round and, therefore, only partner centres may submit proposals. New partners must sign the agreement and contribute their start-up payment prior to May 3rd 2018. Projects will not be considered for assessment if this agreement has not been signed or the payment received. Up to 3 proposals per partner centre may be submitted.
The amount funded will be from 5,000 euros up to a maximum of 10,000 euros. This amount does not include possible co-funding from the centre or other sources.
From this round on, projects with shared IP should be presented as a single project.
Any external expenses are eligible, other than those normally financed by the centre (including staff costs).
The expected return depends on each project. In general terms, it is expected that the funding awarded plus at least 50% will be recovered over an average of three years and a maximum of five years. In addition, once this threshold has been passed, the expected returns will be between 5% and 10% of surplus revenues over a reasonable period of time. Nevertheless, each proposal must set out what is a reasonable return.
To submit proposals the relevant form must be completed and sent, in PDF format, to firstname.lastname@example.org. The proposal must not exceed 10 pages.
Attached documents, if any, must be listed in the proposal. This list should contain all relevant documentation as these documents will be submitted to the assessors together with the proposal. It is recommended that the documentation is limited to only that which is genuinely relevant. It is not necessary to include full CVs for each member of the team. If there are any confidential documents (e.g. confidential agreements with companies interested in exploiting the results), this can be noted in this list to determine if specific conditions apply to the assessors.
– Deadline for submitting proposals: 03/05/18
– Deadline for signing and making the start-up payment to become a Partner Centre: 03/05/18
– Deadline for completing assessment of proposals: 18/05/18 (approximately, depending on number of proposals)
– Announcement of results: 30/05/18
– Deadline for signing individual agreements: Immediately after the announcement of results.
Expenses should be executed from 01/01/2017 to 31/12/2018
Applications to extend projects or for new stages can be submitted. It must be specified and made clear how the new project differs from that previously funded. Different stages may be funded, remarking the objective elements of progress and identifying the new associated costs. In these cases, I-CERCA will try to ensure that the same assessors are used and they therefore evaluate the benefits of continuing the funding. Expenses incurred and recorded in previous stages may not be brought forward. The expenses relating to each project/stage must be very clearly delimited.
Projects that did not previously receive GÍNJOL funding can be re-submitted if the project managers so wish, bearing in mind the comments received from the assessors. In this case, as far as possible, the same assessors will be used to evaluate possible improvements to the project.