The project coordinator leads the entire negotiation process – from the preparation and draft consortium agreement to the revision until the full signing. The partnership agreement will establish cooperation agreements on issues such as iPR, budget allocation and the employment status of the fellow. In the case of syndicated projects, partners (who sign the grant agreement) must negotiate the terms of their cooperation and sign a „consortium agreement“ (CA) before the grant agreement is signed. A „partnership agreement“ must be signed between the University of Leeds (host organisation) and the „partner organisation“ outside the EU (a third country host organisation) for the MSCA Individual Fellowship (IF) global scholarships. The EU team manages the negotiation process at the University of Leeds as part of the grant contract procedure and works with you (PI), the contract team (which prepares/reviews the agreement) and the consortium coordinator/partner. The university is a „partner organization“ for MSCA funding. A „beneficiary organisation“ of the ERDF negotiates a grant agreement with the European Commission, then allocates part of the bonuses to a „partner organisation“ to support the mobility phase of the project. Only authorized officials of the Sponsored Projects/Contract and Grant Offices Campuses can officially sign a letter of commitment on behalf of the university. On-campus scientific mentors are not authorized to sign a letter of commitment for MSCA applications. Here you will find links to the contract projects/offices and sponsored grants of the UC campus. All MSCA projects must be managed on the assumption that all direct and indirect costs are borne by the recipient organization. The university has developed a standard set of conditions for MSCA projects.
The Marie Skodowska-Curie (MSCA) actions, a programme funded under the European Union`s Horizon 2020 initiative, are the largest source of EU-funded research at the University of California. The MSCA programme focuses on international mobility, which means that the beneficiaries of these funds spend part of their research project within the European Research Area (ERA) and then on an international site, such as . B a campus of the University of California. MSCA funding applicants, whether they are currently members of the UC or considering membership in the UC, must cooperate with the campus where the proposed work takes place before the recipient has applied to the European Commission. The university supports a request in the necessary „Letter of Commitment.“ On page 34 of the applicant`s guide, it states that „these letters should be signed by the legal representative of the organization or by a competent authority.“ Prior to the start of work on an MSCA award, the university and a recipient organization negotiate a „partnership agreement“ that codifies the terms of a researcher`s period at the MSCA-funded university. It is imperative to contact sponsored contract and scholarship projects or offices before a researcher can arrive at the university. To help us, be sure to include firstname.lastname@example.org in all email conversations. In collaboration with representatives of the European Liaison Office of German Research Organisations (KoWi), the Max Planck-Gesellschaft, the Helmholtz community, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the University of Duisburg-Essen, the University of Bonn (Euroconsult Research – Education) and the National Working Group of EU Promotion Advisors in German Universities and Higher Education Institutions (BAK), the German national contact point for Marie Skodowska-Curie actions, has developed standard contracts for the employment of Marie Skéodowska-Curie fellows in innovative training networks (ITN).