Other features of the ERC grant agreement concern the possibility for the Principal Investigator to change host institution (Portability of Grants), as well as the provisions relating to the obligation for the Principal Investigator to invest a certain part of his working time in the project (Time Commitment). In addition, the agreement contains specific clauses in the event of early termination of the project for scientific reasons or unavailability of the Principal Investigator. The link below gives rise to more information about “Grant Signature” and the digital signature: ec.europa.eu/research/participants/docs/h2020-funding-guide/grants/from-evaluation-to-grant-signature/grant-signature_en.htm ERCEA can only sign the grant agreement if an amendment has been filed. The signed document must be submitted to the ERCEA before the grant agreement is signed. A first draft amendment may be submitted during the preparatory phase of the grant. The addendum can be downloaded from the EU Funding & Tenders Portal. In case of technical difficulties, please contact the project manager. There is an online template: erc.europa.eu/sites/default/files/document/file/h2020-erc-suppl-aggr_en_v1.3.docx In each work program, you can only apply once for a proof of Concept Grant. The prerequisite is an ongoing ERC Frontier Research Grant or an ERC Frontier Research Grant, which expired last year. To do this, the end date of the ERC-Frontier-Research Grant is crucial. (H2020 Grants Manual -> section on the preparation of grant agreements) After the deadline for submitting proposals has expired, it usually takes about ten months to complete the evaluation process. Then begins the preparation phase of the aid, which can take several weeks. After the signature of the grant agreement (by the host institution and the ERC Executive Agency), the project will start by default the following month.
However, it is possible to indicate a later start date if it is accepted by the ERCEA, usually no later than six months after the invitation to prepare the authorisation. The grant agreement is signed online via the promotion and tender portal. A hardcopy signature is not required. Once the preparation of the funding has been completed, the project manager and the contact person of the host institution are informed by e-mail. . . .