Incentives for EU Applications at IE

1. Can I get Funding?

You can apply for incentive funds if your project:

  • Has received a grant.
  • Got a score of 80% or higher, or minimum 12/15 – even if the project was rejected.
    For two stage proposals, only the results from the second round are eligible.

Other requirements:

  1. The project leader must be employed at IE.
  2. The application process must have been in line with IE's internal procedures (described below).
  3. If you submit several proposals for the same call, you only get funding for one of them.

Project Types Eligible for Incentives

Horizon 2020

  • Future and Emerging Technologies (FET), Flagships
  • Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (ITN and RISE)
  • Competitive Industries Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies (LEIT): ICT, nanotechnologies, advanced materials, biotechnologies, advanced manufacturing and processing, space.
  • Health, demographic change and wellbeing
  • Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy
  • Secure, clean and efficient energy
  • Smart, green and integrated transpor
  • Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials
  • Europe in a changing world, inclusive, innovative and reflective societies
  • Secure societies – protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens
  • Science with and for Society (SWAFS)
  • Spreading excellence and widening participation
  • European Research Council (ERC) good evaluation

Other projects

  • Active and Assisted Living R&D Programme (AAL)
  • Joint Technology Initiatives (JTI)
  • ERA-NET or JPIs that are partially funded by H2020.

Internal Procedures

Before submitting an EU application:

  • The applicant must notify the EU adviser at the IE Faculty when considering participating in / coordinate an application. 
  • Get a signed application confirmation (søknadsbekreftelse). 
    Must be signed by the Head of the department.
  • BOA checklist must be submitted to and approved by the Head of department.
  • The budget must be set up by a financial EU project officer (Central NTNU Accounting services).
  • The EU-advisor and financial EU-project officer must be granted access to the proposal in the Participant Portal.  

2. How much?

Rates for incentives are based on the outcome, the role of the applicant, and IE’s total budget in the EU-application.

Good evaluation

Applications where IE is a: 

  • Partner: 5 % of IE’s budgeted EU grant. 
  • Coordinator: 7,5 % of IE’s budgeted EU grant. 

Granted projects

Projects where IE is a:

  • Partner: 5 % of IE’s budgeted EU grant. 
  • Coordinator (without awarded fellowship position): 5 % of IE’s budgeted EU grant. 
  • Coordinator (with awarded fellowship position): no incentives

The rates are based on weighting and are dependent on equivalent rates at NTNU.
The rates are valid from Januray 1, 2016.


  • Payments go to the Department of the project
    or the project manager if the project was not granted.
  • The grant can be used freely in accordance with the Department's policies
  • The incentive funding must be used within two years.
    The Faculty reserves the right to withdraw unspent funds after two years.

3. How to apply?

  • If you got a good score, but your project was rejected – Apply as soon as you have the result.
  • If your project was granted – Apply when the Grant Agreement is signed.

You either receive funding for a good score or a granted project.

To Apply You Need

  • the submitted proposal
  • the Evaluation summary report (ESR)
  • the Signed Grant Agreement (if applicable)

These documents are available in the Participant Portal.

Apply for Incentives


If you have any questions, please contact Anders Kongsli Kvernberg, Ida Kallmyr Lerheim or Sina Blix Prestmo

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