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ESPON 2013 Programme Info Day on Calls and Partner Café Brussels, 10 May 2012 How to apply: Application Form and Eligibility 2002-2012 A Decade of Territorial Evidence
How to Apply ? Using a standard Application Form Part A: Administrative, Financial and Management related information (protected Excel file) + 2 charts PART B: Content related information, (Word file) Annexes – solvency documents (in case of involvement of private partners) Application must Be completed in English Be completed by using the provided files only Be submitted any time during the time when the call is open Be submitted electronically via e-mail AND via post (one original signed and stamped and one copy) Deadline for submission – 13 June 2012
Application Form (1) Application Form: PART A Partnership information and financial overview Financial information on specific equipment and external expertise Budget breakdown per work package and per budget lines Payment forecast Overview of working hours Management structure Partnership experience Chart describing interlinkages in the management structure (separate document) Chart describing the audit trail
Application Form (2) Application Form: PART B Outline of the concept for addressing the research need and description of the objectives of the proposed work Detailed breakdown of the work package activities Description of the scientific approach proposed Description of the dissemination activities foreseen
Application Form - PART A - Protected excel file - Filling in instructions - Macros - Interlinked sheets - Color codes - Drop down lists - Cut/Paste function to be avoided - Tick boxes - Character limits - Error messages
Instruction Sheet -Please read the instruction sheet before filling in the form
Error Messages -The “Cover Sheet” and some of the other sheets include error messages - In case a cell is not completed, or incorrectly completed an error message appears - All error messages have to be cleared before submission
Cover Sheet - Select your priority first - By selecting a priority the sheets are automatically adjusted - Select a theme from the drop down list - Complete the Acronym and the Title cells. They will be automatically shown in the following sheets Color code helps you to fill in the cells correctly.
Financial Overview Sheet (1) - Please consult with the documents of the Application Pack for the timing of the project - You can add as many partners as you need. Please consider a sound and efficient management -Please carefully select the legal status from the drop down menu -In case of private partners, consult with the Application Pack for necessary solvency documents
Financial Overview Sheet (2) -Indicate the budget foreseen for the Lead/Project Partners -Budget is to be prepared on the basis of the activities needed to carry out project activities -The indicated budget will appear automatically in the following sheets
Breakdown Equipment Sheet - Please include here the equipment(s) per partner that are necessary for the project implementation - For selecting a partner please use the drop down menu - The total equipment costs will be shown in the following sheets
Breakdown External Expertise Sheet - Please include here the external expertise per partner foreseen for the project implementation - For selecting a partner please use the drop down menu - The total external expertise costs will be shown in the following sheets
Breakdown Budget Line and WP Sheet -Please break down the costs per budget line and per workpackage - Staff costs have to be based on the number of working hours indicated in sheet 2 “Working Hours”
Payment Forecast Sheet -Please plan the payment forecast of the project according to the recommended duration of the project -Each payment claim covers a six-month period - Please indicate the payment forecast of the partners coming from CH, NO, IS and LI separately in table B
Overview of Working Hours Sheet -Please include here an overview of the working hours foreseen by the Lead and Project Partners - Please make the calculation in working hours. No other unit will be accepted
Management Structures Sheet (1) -Each project has to appoint a Project Coordinator and a Financial Manager. Please include their details in this section - The appointment of a Project Manager and a Communication Manager is optional
Management Structures (2) - Application Form Part A has to be accompanied with two charts: 1. Chart or diagram to visualizing interlinkages in relation to the management process (as required in point 3.5/b) 2. Chart or diagram to illustrating the financial flow and the audit trail (as requested in point 3.6 b) - The two charts have to be sent as annexes to the Application Form Part A (both in original and in electronic versions)
Partnership Description Sheet - Please indicate here the experience of the Lead Partner in project management -The scientific competences and expertise of the Lead and Project Partners should be introduced here.
Consistency Sheet -Please eliminate error messages by selecting one of the tick boxes. -Please complete the sections on EU horizontal policies
LP-Certification Signature Sheet -Please tick all tick boxes to eliminate error messages - This sheet of the Application Form has to be signed and stamped by the representative of the Lead Partner.
Checklist for Submission Sheet -This checklist is to be completed before the submission of the application in order to ensure that all requirements listed below are fulfilled. -Please tick all boxes in order to eliminate error messages.
Application Form – Part B -Separate Word Document -Has to be clearly “anonymous” -Must not include any reference or abbreviations to names of the project partner institutions nor to the staff members or experts In case any of the participating partners/experts/staff members can be identified, the application will be considered ineligible. (not relevant for Priority 4 projects) -Each of the four chapter can be described within the maximum number of pages indicated. Each chapter will only be considered up to the allowed maximum number of pages.
Before Submission Please make sure that: - Application Form Part A is completed entirely -“Cover sheet” and all other sheets are cleared from error messages - The character limits are not exceeded - Correct information is selected from the drop down lists - Application Form is signed and stamped by the representative of the Lead Partner - Charts 3.5/b and 3.6/b are attached - In case private partners are involved, the relevant solvency documents are attached - Application Form Part B is completed - Application Form Part B is clearly anonymous (not relevant for Priority 4 projects) - Page limits are respected Please verify that all points of the Submission Checklist are fulfilled! Please ensure to eliminate all error messages. Application Forms including error message are not eligible
Submission (1) The application has to be submitted in both paper and electronic versions by 13 June 2012 Paper version -Application Form Part A (signed and stamped in original) -Chart on management structure (as requested in point 3.5/b) -Chart on financial flow (as requested in point 3.6/b) -Application Form Part B -Solvency related documents (if private partners are involved) Please send TWO PAPER VERSIONS of the application: one ORIGINAL and one COPY by mail/courier to the following address: ESPON Coordination Unit CRP HT – BP 144 L-4221 Esch sur Alzette Luxembourg The date of sending will be checked through the postal stamp on the envelope. Please ensure that sending date can be justified.
Submission (2) Electronic version -Application Form Part A (excel version) -Chart on management structure (as requested in point 3.5/b) -Chart on financial flow (as requested in point 3.6/b) -Application Form Part B -Solvency related documents (if private partners are involved) Please send the electronic version of the application to: email@example.com An automatic reply will be sent in order to confirm the receipt of your application. Please carefully keep this message. Deadline for submission of applications: 13 June 2012
Further Questions For questions on the content please send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org@espon.eu. For questions regarding procedures please send an e-mail to: email@example.com@espon.eu. Thank you for your attention!